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I have a problem of cough from last 1 years. I have take many medicines but not feel well. Please provide me proper guidance.
Good evening doctor, a male of age 17 years. From last year's winter I am having this problem. The problem consists of that on consuming little quantity of ice cream or cold drink (sometimes without also) I get affected with a disease consisting of tonsillitis followed by fever and a little weakness. The tonsillitis remains for 2 weeks increasing and then after 2 weeks everything seems fine. I do not consume any antibiotics and sometimes just take half tablet of crocin only once during the disease. The disease goes off automatically after 2 or 3 weeks. I would be grateful to you for your advice.
My brother has this bad viral fever. He is 20year old. After he came back from the tour 2 weeks ago, fever started. It felt like it cured after couple of days but its keep coming on intervals along with cough. What should I do?
I am 22 years male, I am suffering from cough from past 30 days. Even though I have consulted doctor for 2 times they have suggested to take some 4 days antibiotics course but still cough is there. Please help me out to get it out from cough? and I am active smoker, smokes 2-3 cigarettes everyday from past 18 months. Is that because of smoker please help me sir.
Has your child been coughing frequently? Is the cough chronic in nature, making your child breathe rapidly and does he/she complain about a tightened chest? These symptoms signify that your child is having asthma. Asthma is a medical condition characterized by paroxysmal wheezing respiration dyspnoea. It is common in children and an affected child experiences difficulty in breathing, and a whizzing sound is produced, especially during expiration. Asthma may lead to severe health complications and needs immediate diagnosis and treatment.
Diagnosis: The diagnosis of asthma is based on the symptoms, medical history and a physical examination of the child.
The different modes of asthma diagnosis are as follows:
- Medical history and symptoms: You must tell the doctor about any history of breathing trouble with your child or whether there are chances of other inherited health conditions. You must explain your child's symptoms properly, which may include coughing, wheezing, chest pain or tightness and others if observed.
- Physical examination: A physical exam will be carried out in your child where the doctor will listen to his heart and lungs, and look for eye or nose allergies.
- Medical tests: A chest X-ray of the child has to be carried out, along with a simple lung function test known as spirometry. This test measures the amount of air present in the lungs and determines how fast it can be exhaled. Spirometry enables a doctor to determine the severity of the asthma. Some other tests are also carried out for the identification of asthma triggers. They include allergy skin testing, blood tests and X-rays to know if sinus infections are affecting the asthma. An asthma test determines the amount of nitric oxide in your child's breath.
Treatment: Based on your child's severity of asthma symptoms and his medical history, the doctor will provide you with an action plan to treat the same. This action plan explains all the medications your child requires, the dosage and schedule of the medicines. The plan also includes points on what to do when the asthma worsens and when an emergency treatment is required. Anti-inflammatory drugs are prescribed to children who require bronchodilator medication. All asthma medicines used by adults can be used in case of children but in lower dosages.
You should give the asthma medications to your child using a home nebulizer or a breathing machine. A nebulizer delivers asthma drugs by transforming them from liquid to a mist. The child gets the drug by breathing it via a face mask.
In order to control and manage asthma in children, they must avoid the triggers and should keep away from any source of smoke. A doctor must be consulted to know about the best diagnosis and treatment methods.