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"Thank u i will. Is it ok to give piritin when she starts coughing? It started last year August. We have tried as much as possible to temove rugs and dusty things from the environment also we do not use fan and ACs. Sonce August she has not been completely free from cough it kéeps reoccurring every 2 to 3 weeks"

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    A 32 years year old female asked:
    2 years ago
    Thank u i will. Is it ok to give piritin when she starts coughing? It started last year August. We have tried as much as possible to temove rugs and dusty things from the environment also we do not use fan and ACs. Sonce August she has not been completely free from cough it kéeps reoccurring every 2 to 3 weeks
    Dr. John M answered:
    2 years ago
    Evening. Your question seem like a continuation from a previous discussion with another doctor. Do not give piriton except prescribed by a doctor. If he she has been coughing for that long she needs to have a sputum MCS or gastric washout if sputum cannot be gotten. This will show if it's a bacteria causing the cough. If she is having asthma, then an inhaler will be prescribed. Cheers
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    A 32 years year old female asked:
    2 years ago
    yes it is a follow up question. shes bin prescribed an inhaler. i dont understand the washout part of ur answer
    Dr. John M answered:
    2 years ago
    How old is she? If she has been diagnosed of having asthma she may not need the gastric washout. Gastric washout is done for children because they cannot spit out sputum instead they swallow it.
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    A 32 years year old female asked:
    2 years ago
    she is 2 years and 4 months. backbin august last year she had difficulty breathing we took her to the hospital and she was put on the nebulizer shortly after that about 2 months later same thing happened again. so from October till now she keeps having cough on and off and almost had anothet attack few days ago. we have removed rugs stopped using ac and fan in thr house but the cough keeps coming and going. so i dont know if there is a preventer medicine or inhaler that can help
    Dr. John M answered:
    2 years ago
    Yes, the inhaler is meant to be a form of prevention. So you should ensure its being used as prescribed. This will help to prevent further attacks.
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    A 32 years year old female asked:
    2 years ago
    we were told to use it anytime she starts breathing funny. but we noticed the attack comes with a cough and cold 1st. that is y i asked if it was ok to give piritin 1st b4 the inhaler or use both.
    Dr. John M answered:
    2 years ago
    Cold, dust, and smoke are common triggers. The more you can avoid this triggers the lesser the attacks will be. If the piriton wasn't prescribed do not give. Drugs for children is usually prescribed based on their weight.
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