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Hyperactive Airway Disease

Hyperactive airway disease occurs due to over-reaction of bronchial tubes to some sort of irritants. There is overaction of airways, and swelling occurs due to it. Swelling causes breathing difficulty. There is wheezing and shortness of breath. It often occurs in the cases of asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and certain bronchial infections. Avoiding exposure to irritants helps to provide some relief.

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When will my child's hyperactive airway disease get better?

Query: Hello doctor,My daughter is 3 years old. When she was 2, we shifted to a new place, and from there she started having allergy problems like bronchitis. Every time she catches a cold and it developed into allergic bronchitis. In the X-ray report, it says she has hyperreactive airway disease. Now fina...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per the history and the doctor's notes, I understand your daughter has allergic rhinitis and lower airway hyperreactivity. There is no easy solution for allergies. Allergy is due to some component in the air that she breathes. We must identify what she is allergic...  Read Full »

What can be done for recurrent cough and fever in a 5-year-old?

Query: Hi doctor, My 5-year-old boy has a cough for three days and today he has a mild fever too. He also has a runny nose and watery eyes. Last month also he had a viral cold infection. Can you please guide me what should I do? I am giving him honey. And he gets sick so much. And he has a runny nose almo...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please continue giving honey to the child as one tablespoon twice a day. You can also give the honey in warm milk to provide a soothing effect. You can give Panadol for the fever. However, with regards to the child falling ill recurrently with a cough, cold and fever, i...  Read Full »

How to taper the dose of Montair LC in a 5-year-old kid?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter 5 years old and having allergic cold symptoms sneezing, irritation of eyes, nose, and wheezing in some occasions. Our pediatrician prescribed Montair-LC kid syrup one teaspoon daily. Given for three months. I want to stop the medicine but the doctor suggested to give it on ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rishika Randhwa

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As your child might have airway reactive disease, it suggests she is having airway reactive problems or allergy to some substance. The best plan of action will be to give Montelukast sodium 4 mg tablet in the night time. Give Salbutamol syrup half a teaspoon once daily ...  Read Full »

My 4-year-old daughter has persistent cold symptoms, phlegm, morning dizziness, and vomiting after breakfast. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My four year-old daughter who is 100 cm tall and weighs 33 pounds, is experiencing ongoing cold symptoms with phlegm sputum. She is also experiencing dizziness in the early morning when going to school and vomiting after drinking milk or any other breakfast before 10 am. She has been g...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq family, Based on your description, it appears that your child may be suffering from hyperreactive airway disease, which can cause cough and cold symptoms that are more pronounced at night and can be triggered by even minor changes in the weather. Initially, the cough and ...  Read Full »

How to manage cold, runny nose, and watery eyes due to weather changes?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 3.5 years old. He is prone to change in weather and he gets affected with cold, running nose, and eyes often. Sometimes, he gets a sore throat which means that he gets hoarseness in his voice. He is not having a fever. While having running eyes and nose, I give him Wikoryl. Duri...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As per the description, he seems to have hyperactive airway disease. You can start giving a course of tablet Montair 4 mg (Montelukast) one tablet daily at 8 pm for six months and observe the changes in the frequency of the symptoms. While having an acute episode of cough...  Read Full »

My son has a severe dry cough which worsens at night. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 5.6 years old. He is having dry cough for the last 8 to 10 weeks. It is very often worse at night. Also, he had a bad ulcer and pain. He also had a dry cough twice last year, but not this bad. Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per your history, that the cough is more at night and lasts for a long time this seems to be a case of hyperactive airway disease. This disease causes problems, mainly during changes in weather and lasts till the age of up to 8 years to maximum 12 years in childre...  Read Full »

What is the reason for recurrent wet cough and running nose in a child?

Query: Hi doctor, My 2.5 years old is having a wet cough and running nose (no fever). It starts with a dry cough and in a day or two, converts to wet. The same process has been going on for a month. He stays healthy for 2 to 3 days and then falls sick. Advise medicine for current situation and supplements...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to What you are describing seems to be something like hyperreactive airway disease. In such cases, we initially give a trial of Montelukast for a few weeks to a month and look at the response. Based on the response, we may add steroids followed by inhalers (different combi...  Read Full »

Why do I get allergies during specific months every year?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a boy, 18 years old. For the last three years, I am facing an allergy in which I face difficulty in breathing, coughing, and sound produces while breathing. The problem increases at night and I wake up nearly 4 to 5 times during my sleep and sit for a while. This is my fourth year...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You seem to be suffering from airway hyperreactivity disorder, the common colloquial term being an allergy. This occurs because your respiratory pathway is more sensitive to some day to day substances which others are able to tolerate without any problem. When such a...  Read Full »

My 1-year-old baby is having constant cold and wheezing inspite of taking drugs. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 1-year-old and has constant cold. I have consulted my pediatrician also. He has been suffering from cold, and wheezing for the past one month. If I use Augmentin Duo, he is getting fever, wheezing and severe cough. So I use Azithral 200, Levolin, and the condition is somewhat...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your child may be suffering from what is known as hyper-reactive airway disease. Please get the child evaluated physically with chest X-ray and basic blood tests like CBC (complete blood count) and CRP (C-reactive protein) at least. Based on the reports, if it does ...  Read Full »

My 5-year-old daughter is suffering from cough and fever. Can I give Dexona to her?

Query: Hello doctor, My 5-year-old daughter is suffering from a cough and mild fever for the last four days. Doctor prescribed with LCF Syrup and Azithral Syrup, but she is still coughing. Today, when she was sleeping, we heard cracking and wheezing sound and difficulty in breathing. Shall I give her Dexon...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 1. Please do CBC (complete blood count) and a chest X-ray before starting Dexona (Dexamethasone) as it is a steroid. Also, there may be a history of childhood asthma (hyper-reactive airway disease) and it is better to be sure before giving this medicine. 2. This mostly...  Read Full »

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