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Child suffering from severe cold, cough, vomitting. Increased during nights. No congestion in chest. Solution?

hello doctor, My son is 2andhalf years old. He is having Atopic dermatitis dry skin condition. From past two months he is suffering from severe cold and cough . Doctor recently advised montair lc kid tanlet for 45 days. But I see that the problem has increased instead, he is coughing a lot during night and vomiting phlem. There is no congestion in chestmcan you please advice me on this problem Thanks Pushyamy
Asked On : Sun, 16 Dec 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response

Monteleukast is given to prevent very frequent attacks of Allergic Rhinitis and Wheeze.
Usually Monteleukast takes 2 to 3 weeks for its action to start.
Continue taking the drug as advised.
For the present cough, discuss with your doctor and get medications.

Cough especially at night is usually due to wheeze. In such a case he might need bronchodilators like Asthalin in correct dosage too.
However cough at night may also be due to an irritating throat/ post nasal drip that occurs with sinusitis. Based on the examination findings, your doctor will give medications to abort this attack.

Hope you find my answer helpful.
Wish your son good health.
Answered: Mon, 17 Dec 2012
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Pediatrician Dr. Rajiv K Khandelwal's  Response

Thank you for your query.

It is very common for cough to increase after starting Montair LC Kid if given for asthma. This may be associated with vomiting. Montair will have no role in improving a simple upper respiratory tract infection (cold and cough). Kindly discuss with your doctor and confirm whether your son is asthmatic or not.

An upper respiratory tract infection will require a cough syrup and steam inhalation. In case this does not relieve him then an antibiotic is added.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your son a speedy recovery.


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