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Suffering from wheezing and cough and mild fever. Is it Asthma or Bronchitis?

My kid is suffering from wheezing and cough and mild fever, doctor said its asthma, but no one in our family has asthma. i am confused, doctor gave her syrup and antibiotics. can it be a bronchitis, if its a bronchitis does the treatment change.
Fri, 17 Jun 2011
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My 5 year old nephew had this sever case all of a sudden where poor kid had to go through nebuliser sessions very often and this happened all of a sudden. It really became a bad sight to watch. We wanted some respite from these anti histamine synthetic drugs. We looked at options and switched him to two syrups from Himalaya Drugs (all herbal stuff) and it has been more than 6 weeks that he has had no attacks. So hope this continues and we have no more of these nebuliser sessions.

Yes this asthma/bronchitis issue is kids is becoming more and more prominent. Courtsey Concrete roads as one of reason. All cities are switching to Concrete Roads and that is also increasing the risk of such diseases for sure ....
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Hi,
you may better call it as bronchial asthma. It is due to allergy. Precaution from allergens like dust, pollen, cold, smell, smoke is necessory.
Pulmonologist Dr.Ketankumar Chaudhary's  Response
IN YOUR CHILD BRONCHIAL ASTHMA AND ALLERGIC BRONCHITIS ARE BOTH SIMILAR UNDER ONE HEADING OF ALLERGIC DISORDER. CLINICAL EXAMINATION ON RECCURENT ATTACK REVEAL DIAGNOSIS.
EVERY TIME ASTHMA IS NOT HEREDETERY
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Dr. Gaurav Kackar's  Response
about 90 % of people suffering from Asthma have allergic bronchitis, so in case of allopathy the treatment will be same, but in case of Homeopathy the treatment will be different and will be more safe as no side effects and will cure the condition instead of suppressing the disease.

so if you are really looking for a cure than you should start a Homeopathic treatment for your son.

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Pediatrician Dr. Suryakanta Baraha's  Response
hello,
its seems to be asthma.contiue taking the medication provided by doctor.
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romila's  Response

Hi, I guess the treatment will remain the same. first let the fever and cough come down then see what the real cause was behind it. if it is asthma it will recur, if bronchitis, it will continue. there is something called as lung function test to find out if it is asthma. this is wghat was done for me. And asthma can develop due to allergy also, it need not be necessary to run in family, as even i dont have any family history of it, but i do suffer from it. the cause for me is pollen.

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Bharat shah's  Response
As doctor use to say there is no treatment of allergy in Allopath, only it can be controlled.
Allopath (antibiotics) will not give permanent cure but we can improve our immune (resistance) to fight with any infection and can get permanent cure.

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janja's  Response
Bronchitis is the inflamamtion of the bronchi. They are different froma sthma , but the treatment usually is same. There is not much difference in the treatment. You can give the syrup which the doctor has given for your child.
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Rajanigandha's  Response
asthma means both constricyion and inflamation of airway..bronchitis means inflamation of airway...
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