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Infant has been on asthavent, taking antibiotic, cold amnd cough. Can i give her ponstan syrup?

hi my 10 week old daughter has been on asthavent for the past 5 days. she has also been taking an antibiotioc cefaclor oral suspension and adco prednisolone once a day. The dr prscribed these as she had a bad chest cold that bordered on asthma. we also nebulise her three times a day.

unfortunately i have contracted the flu and baby seems to be getting sick again. i was wanting to know if we could give her ponstan syrup for babies .... can this be used for coughs and colds. her nose is quite runny now ...PLEASE ADVISE
Asked On : Tue, 16 Apr 2013
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As per your statement you are taking treatment for your 10 week old daughter for Bronchial asthma - that means your child has respiratory infection associated with cold and bronchial spasm (difficulty in breathing). it is a common phenomenon. As you are suffering from flu and your child has recurrent attack it is better to consult a pediatrician for further management. She may need change of antibiotic. Broncho dilator can be given till difficulty in breathing (asthma) stops. Regarding prednisolone it has to be given in tapering dose and that too with the advise of the dr. only.
Ponstan may take care of fever associated body pain. Regarding your child a review by the pediatrician and simultaneous treatment for you by a physician is a must . Keep away from the child for betterment of both of you.
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Answered: Tue, 16 Apr 2013
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