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03 Sep 2007

Coughing
Hi
My little one who is now nearly 16 months has a chesty cough, he seems to cough really bad at night or early in the morning. I have checked with his crèche to see if he coughs during the day and they say not really. I have taken him to the Paediatrician (in June 2007) and he at first gave me a pump and Flixonase and Singul-air tablets.
On the next check up((beginning of July) , the Paediatrician gave us a repeat of the singul-air and the Flixonase. His cough is not getting better at all, he had a very runny nose and that seems to be much better, but his coughing is not going away. I do not just want to give a cough medicine. Please can you suggest what I do here. I do need to take him back as the Paediatrician said he wants to see little J in September. What do I ask from the Paediatrician?
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childhood diseases
paediatrician

01 Jan 0001

It seems to me from your description that your son has asthma. He needs to see a paediatrician with an interest in respiratory conditions in children or one who treats allergic children. There are experts in all the main centres in SA.
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