A 49-year-old female asked:
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why would the doctor prescribed albuterol for cough, and prednisolone for cough also for a 6 years old kid?

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Dr. Debra Miller
38 years experience Family Medicine
Sign of bronchospasm: A cough can be a sign of bronchospasm or an "asthma-like" response to a cold or an allergen. Therefore we treat it like asthma with an albuterol and steroids. The cough is usually drawn out and with coughing spasms and worse late at night.
Answered on Nov 8, 2014
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
RAD?: If they examined your child and/or know their previous medical history and problems, etc, they could possibly be treating a condition such as reactive airway disease, which can do well with those medications. Ask the Rx doctor to get the real answer. Best wishes.
Answered on Oct 7, 2016
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Asthma: Hi. Both of those drugs treat asthma, and cough is a common manifestation of asthma, so putting two and two together, I'd come up with the suspicion the pediatrician suspects asthma as the cause of the cough and is treating accordingly.
Answered on Nov 8, 2014
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
I agree. Those meds : treat the bronchospasm & inflammation of an exacerbation of asthma, aka reactive airway disease. Ask his pediatrician about long-term management; i.e., use of maintenance medications, when to start bronchodilators in future coughing episodes & evaluation for triggers of his asthma by a pediatric allergist/immunologist. See http://www.health.ri.gov/asthma/for/parents/
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience Pediatrics
Asthma: The doctor prescribed these medications because the child was wheezing.
Answered on Nov 8, 2014
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Dr. Maureen Nash
23 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
Not all wheezing is asthma though. Talk with your child's doctor.
Nov 8, 2014

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