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Is Budecort necessary for cough with phlegm in a 2-year-old?

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Published At March 17, 2018
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

My 2-year-old daughter has a cough with phlegm. She has been suffering for the past two weeks. She got hospitalized for pneumonia the week before. She has wheezing now. Her doctor has prescribed Levolin and Kidpred, and has started a Budecort inhaler too. The doctor told to continue Budecort for a year and said that she might have asthma. Usually, she is a healthy child and does not get colds or cough often. It started when she started going to daycare. Earlier, she was on Levolin, Fevergo, and Asthalin nebulization.

Is this medication correct? Is Budecort necessary? If at all she has asthma, does she has to take medicine lifelong?

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

According to the history you have provided, it is difficult to conclude whether she has asthma. Pneumonia sometimes takes a month to completely flush out of the lungs. The doctor must have prescribed the medication according to her physical and laboratory examination.

Coming to your question about Budecort (Budesonide), if the doctor has confirmed that she has asthma, then yes, the year-long inhaler is necessary. In kids who are confirmed cases of asthma, there are certain parameters that we have to go through and guidelines to follow. So, taking Budecort will definitely be helpful.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Diggireddy Shilpa Reddy
Dr. Diggireddy Shilpa Reddy

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