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Child suffering from sneezing and dry cough during weather changes. Permanent solution?

My child is 6 year old and suffering from sneezing and dry coughing problem in morning and some times at any time of the day. Dr recommended to take Monte 5 mg and Levo cetrizine 2.5 mg for 3 month.After treatment problem reduced but whenever weather changes same problem occuring. Is ther any side effect of Monte LC and what are ther alternative permanent solution to this problem. Satyasheel pandey cell-0000 India
Asked On : Mon, 27 Aug 2012
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thanks for your query.
is there any family history of asthma and atopy?
the history sounds to me as the initiation of childhood asthma.
for that you should take your child to a pediatrician or pulmonologist for better evaluation of symptoms.
side by side you should do a total serum IgE level and skin prick test to know allergic basis of your child.
again after the age of 7 years your child should have to undergo pulmonary function testing with bronchodialator reversibility to know if there is any bronchoconstriction or not.
immunotherapy against the allergen detected may be some help for permanent solution.
but as such if asthma is there no permanent solution will not be there.
all you have to do is to take inhalers and medications properly to control your son's symptoms.
another thing which may decrease such frequent episodes of symptoms is to vaccinate your child against influenza and pneumococcal infection.
this will be of help to your child.
thank you
Answered: Mon, 27 Aug 2012
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