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How to get rid of severe cough and breathlessness in my 7-year-old daughter?


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Published At June 22, 2022
Reviewed AtOctober 10, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

My 7-year-old daughter has a severe cough and shortness of breath. Her breath rate is 60 breaths per minute. She vomited twice in the morning and afternoon. She had mild cough ten days back and subsided after we treated her with steam inhalation and tulsi leaves. Now it has become severe, and she cannot sleep and makes sounds while sleeping. Please suggest something.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

Considering the breathlessness, I would suggest getting the child evaluated physically by a pediatrician and getting complete blood count (CBC) and C-reactive protein tests. The benefits of physical examination outweigh the risks involved in the current scenario. Hence it is advisable to get the child evaluated physically. In addition, I suggest you give the following medications:

  1. Syrup Levolin (Levosalbutamol, Ambroxol and Guaifenesin) 1 mg per 5 ml twice daily for five days.
  2. Syrup Montair LC Kid (Levocetirizine and Montelukast) twice a day for ten days.
  3. Nebulization with Duolin (Levosalbutamol 1.25 mg and Ipratropium 500 mcg) and Budecort (Budesonide 0.5 mg) daily for relief.

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

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim
Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim


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