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Suffered brain haemorrhage, diabetic. Has cold, cough, chest congestion. Treat with Deriphylline?

My father-in-law has been a type-2 diabetic for quite a lot of years now and recently suffered a brain haemmorage He is now suffering from severe cough from cold and chest congestion with mild breathlessness also. Can we treat him with Deriphylline medicine considering his diabetics - is it a steroid that will increase the sugar levels?
Asked On : Sun, 4 Nov 2012
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Elderly with T2DM associated with cerebral hge, with chest infection-better to manage with duollin/budecort inhalations along with insulin according to blood sugars with chest physio. the above measures will improve the pt's condition.
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dr.p.r.ganesan, diabetologist.
Answered: Mon, 12 Nov 2012
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