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teenage girl swimmer practice 1.5(+) hrs per day exercise-induced asthma developed persistent cough difficulty breathing see a pulmonologist?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Breathing difficulty: Yes, see your pulmonologist for further treatment.

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My 2 yr daughter has hand, foot and mouth disease for last 4 days. The ulcers / blisters in mouth make it difficult for her to drink and eat.. What medication will be most suitable?

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Numb the mouth: Anything that will decrease the pain in the mouth will help her drink. Ice cold foods act as a local anesthesia as they numb the area. Try popsicles, ice cream, jello, as well as pedialyte popsicles that will keep her hydrated. Also oragel will help. As it is a viral disease, there is no antibiotics that will help it. It will go away on its own.

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