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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Suggest treatment for productive cough

our 16 year old with cerebral palsy, started with a bad cold virus on 12/9...I passed it on to her and it lasted at least 3wks before I felt better. She can not blow her nose well, so she coughs hard enough to get rid of phlegm. She is still coughing up a little phlegm. She sometimes coughs hard enough to cause her to vomit (if she has food in her stomach). She is not nauseous. She does not have a fever. Her cough is productive, but I am concerned how long it has been and that it is such a strong cough. We have not had her to the doctor, but I am feeling I should call on Monday
Mon, 6 Apr 2015
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thanks for consulting in Health care. It seems Your daughter has acute bronchitis. You should start to give her :
1.Cough medicine for loosen mucus in lungs and make it easier to cough up. Ambroxol 1 tab 3 times will help to her.
2.Cefpodoxime- antibiotic 200 mg 2 times for profilaxis of pneumonia
3.Vibrating massage of her back relieve your child's cough. Ask your doctor about nebulization. It is very effective. You can do inhalation with salbutamol and ambroksol
4. At home you can do steam soda inhalations
5. If you see obstruction, respiration rate 40-60 in min, then you should use Inhalers: salbutamol will help him breathe easier and cough less.

Recovery soon and visit your doctor
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