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Having asthma attacks, cough. Giving cefdinir. What is happening?

My daughter has been on two different medications for strep . She does not have any symptoms other than a small cough and constant clearing of her throat. When she goes to volleyball practice and they do conditioning, she has having asthma attacks. The Dr. said her lung capacity is good. He put her on Cefdinir and she took it for 12 days. She has now been off of the Cefdinir for 5 days and today she had worse asthma attacks at practice. What is going on? She takes zyrtec, singulair and an inhaler ever day.
Asked On : Sat, 2 Mar 2013
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After going through your daughter's history she has asthma and recently suffered a chest infection, post infection her asthma may have worsened and requirement of anti inflammatory and bronchodilator drugs may be increased hence she is more breathless during exercise and there may be component of exercise induce spasms.
She should monitor her condition with a instrument called PEFR meter with the help of chest Physician and treatment can be modified accordingly she may require a course of oral cortcosteroids for this acute episode.
Please do not worry she will improve soon.
Please continue preventive medicines and worsening can be treated easily and this is the nature of the disease to have acute attacks and then remission.
Please take care
Good Luck
Answered: Mon, 4 Mar 2013
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