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Suffering with cold and cough, prescribed with Azithromycin, seroflo inhaler. History of pleural sepsis. Suggestion?

Hello Doctor, my son is 3 years old and is suffering from cough and cold from last one month....couple of days abck he had fever as well upto 101F. he has a history of Pleiural sepsis and wasoperated last year in sep 11 as the pus and water had seeped into his lungs and heart. We have been constantly following up with the PGI doctors where he was operated upon from last one month but they are reluctant to give any kind of antibiotics to him now...yesterday we consulted at Chaitanya hospital and they prescribed Azithromycin susp and Seroflo 50 inhaler .. Please suggest
Asked On : Sun, 30 Dec 2012
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Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

The possibilities for recurrent or persistent cough and cold can be the following:
- lung problems asthma
- allergy problems like allergic rhinitis
- heart problems like valvular heart disease
- immune deficiency disorders

Azithromycin is an antibiotic and Seroflo inhaler is a broncho-dilator used for the treatment of asthma. From the medication he has been put on it appears that he may be having an asthma psroblem with an added respiratory infection.

It is difficult to pinpoint a specific diagnosis without examining the child or reviewing the test reports. So, I would suggest that you follow the current prescription and follow up regularly with your doctor.

Wish you all the best.

Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Answered: Sun, 30 Dec 2012
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