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What is the treatment for persistent cough?

Hi My name is Cynthia. My daughter has a persistent cough She is 3 years old. Doctor gave antibiotic but said that chest xray was hazy as with broncho problems. She had previously ordered her asthalin and predcort ds. Her cough came after a cold and lasted more than 4 weeks ....waking her up sometimes at night. I am scared to give her cough syrup so I just gave her the prescribed antibiotic zinnex
Mon, 27 Oct 2014
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Pediatrician, Pulmonology 's  Response
Hi...Greetings from Chennai, India. By what you quote I feel what your kid could be having viral associated wheeze or multi triggered wheeze. I have a few questions for you -
1. How many days per month does she cough or feel breathless?
2. How many nights per month does her sleep get disturbed due to above symptoms?
3. Does she feel breathless when she runs around or plays with other kids?
4. Are the symptoms when there are seasonal changes?
5. Is there any family history of asthma or any other sort of allergies like skin allergy etc.?
6. Is the cough always associated with fever?
If your answer is yes for any of the above questions, your kid might be having viral associated wheezing or multi triggered wheezing and I suggest you meet a paediatric pulmonologist who is near your place.
Regards - Dr. Sumanth MBBS., DCH., DNB (Paed).,
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