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Child suffering with pneumonia, on medicines. Which is the safest medicine for long term?

Hello, My son 5.5 year old recently he suffer from pneumonia according to my pediatrician and he treated amoxilline and potassium clavulanate 6days BD, Salbutamol 6days TDS and asthalin and budecort nebulisor tds a day for three days. This is safe medicine and which treatment is better for long term prophylaxis. I study about various type of pneumonia and how to find out that my son is suffering from which type of pneumonia. My son frequently suffer from cough in mid September - January, how can i prevent from cough in this season.
Asked On : Mon, 24 Sep 2012
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'Studying about pneumonia' may not be very helpful - the source may not be official; could be uncensored - any lay person too cancomment / one has to be careful to look at authorised and approved areas.

It is difficult even for a doctor to find out which type of pneumonia it is - of course there are ways like Broncho Alveolar Lavage etc - WHICH ARE NOT INDICATED AND ENTAIL PROBLEMS BY THEMSELVES
Long term prophylaxis varies - on the precipitating events. / Has the child received routine immunisations? including Pneumococcal and Haemophilus Influenza ?
It could be only asthma - if it is seasonal. Allergy - eg. Pollen - and viral infections may contribute.
A good Paediatric Respiratory Physician could establish proper diagnosis...
Good Luck
Answered: Tue, 25 Sep 2012
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