Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
175 Doctors are Online

Frequent coughs, diagnosed with asthma. Prescribed Monticope , can't sleep due to cough and wheeze. Is steroid required ?

Dear Doctor, My daughter is 11mths old now, She usually gets cough in every 1month , she was been diagnosed with asthma by one doc. But she is been prescribed with Monticope (dosage 3/4 once in a day) . She usually has a problem during the night and she cannot sleep due to continuous coughing. She also wheezes and it is like a whistle type sound when she breaths. Please suggest is this really asthma and do have to give her steroids for her teatment.
Asked On : Wed, 13 Feb 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  82
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Jun 2015
Dear Preksha...
Wheezing is a continuous, coarse, whistling sound produced during breathing due to broncho-constriction (obstruction of smaller airway passages) which is indicative of Hyper-responsiveness of air passages (seasonal allergy or asthma)
The medicines suggested by your Doctor are correct.
Monticope is Montelukast, used as a maintenance therapy to relieve symptoms of seasonal allergies & asthma by reducing broncho-constriction.
So...continue the medicines as suggested.
Other than that...nebulisation can provide symptomatic relief by causing broncho-dilation (dilating the smaller airway passages, relieving the obstruction & increasing airflow to lungs)
Antihistamine preparations can also be used to provide symptomatic relief from cold & cough. will be better to consult a Pediatrician for further management.
There is no need to worry...she will be fine...just make sure that your child is well protected from the cold, dust & other allergens.
Wishing your daughter a good health and speedy recovery.
Thanks & Take care.
Answered: Wed, 13 Feb 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor