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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Suggest treatment for persistent cough

i have three yr old son, of late he is having frequent cough problem. During the day his coughing is not much but moment he sleeps in the night, he gets up coughing leading to removal of sticky and slimy cough, it is only after that he is able to sleep properly. can u pl help me with probable reason for this ? When he was taken to local peadatrician for recurrent cough we were advised to give him ascoril as and when such cough episodes occur. Is is safe/proper to provide medication as suggested by peadatrician
Fri, 19 Sep 2014
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Hi, I had gone through your question and understand your concerns.

You have not mentioned which ascoril you are using , is it ascoril + expectorant , Ascoril-D or Ascoril-C syrup .

It is safe to use Ascoril in prescribed doses.

Based on little history provided by you , your child may be suffering allergic cough ( nighttime ) a trial of Montelukast and Bambuterol or inhalation bronco-dilator with nhalation steroid can be tried after discussing with your doctor to see the response .

Hope this answers your question. If you have additional questions then please do not hesitate in writing to us.
Wishing your son good health.

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