Q. What is the test and medication available for wheezing in a 5-year-old?

Answered by
Dr. Vivek Chail
and medically reviewed by Nithila A
Published on Oct 02, 2019

Hello doctor,

My 5-year-old daughter often gets cold, cough, and end up with a fever and slight wheezing. No history of wheezing in the family. What test and medication have to be done for wheezing?

Dr. Vivek Chail

Radiodiagnosis Radiology
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Hello,

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Your child may be tending to develop asthma and allergy. When investigating the child with wheezing, it is better to get her clinically examined by the pediatrician or a pediatric pulmonologist. The tests required include a chest x-ray and complete blood count in most cases. Medication is to be given after confirming the condition and might include bronchodilators, inhaled steroids, anti-allergic preparations, and nebulization when needed. Please keep the child away from dust pollution and allergic plants.


The Probable causes:

Allergy and asthma.

Investigations to be done:

Chest x-ray, complete blood count.

Differential diagnosis:

Eosinophilia.

Probable diagnosis:

Asthma.

Treatment plan:

Bronchodilators, inhaled steroids, anti-allergic preparations, and nebulization

Preventive measures:

Protect from dust and pollution.

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