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My son is 5 years old. He gets cold & cough frequently. Like once in every 2 months. My pediatrician said allergic asthana. But the symptoms vary. Please provide information about any test that can diagnose the ashthama. My kid is usually get well with duolin repulse, maxtra, mcberry. And sometimes deriphyllin syrup. Please suggest.

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Dear Lybrate user, asthma is diagnosed by pft / spirometery test & best treated by inhaled medicines (inhalers with spacers, nebulisers) inhaled medicines are good medicines to control, manage & treat asthma with advantages like minimal side effects, quick response / relief & easy use in emergency conditions. Your child needs an individualised treatment program, which includes reducing drug doses whenever he is better, vaccination to prevent seasonal & serious infections. Wishing your son good health.
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