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Cough variant asthma, using ventolin and beclate inhaler, not cured. How to ease the cough?

Hello, my son is four and has recently been diagnosed as having cough variant asthma . Would he grow out of this? Also, he has the cough real bad right now, and the doctor has increased his inhalers Ventolin (50mg) to 4puffs at morning, then 2 at lunch, 2 evening and 4 at night. Also, the Beclate is 3 in morning and 3 in evening. THis has not eased the cough much. Is there anything else I can do besides this to ease the cough?
Tue, 5 Jun 2012
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You can give him a short course of oral steroids like omnacortil 2 mgm/5ml once a day for 5 days. Add a monteleukast 4 mgm once a day. Keep him away from known allergens and avoid colas, artificial flavours, colours and very cold drinking water. Most of the children outgrow their asthma and let`s hope your son falls in that category.
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