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I can't relieve my daughters' coughing. What else should I do? The doctor has prescribed several meds and they are not working they are currently taking singular 1x a day, Pulmicort 2x a day, albuterol every 5 hours. I have tried Vicks vapor rub, cool m

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Dr. James Sterner
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: How old?

Should certainly be tested for asthma, but sometimes vocal cord dysfunction can be confused for asthma and will not get better with asthma therapy.
Would see an allergist or pulmonologist and ask them about it.

In brief: How old?

Should certainly be tested for asthma, but sometimes vocal cord dysfunction can be confused for asthma and will not get better with asthma therapy.
Would see an allergist or pulmonologist and ask them about it.
Dr. James Sterner
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Dr. Joseph Jeu
Family Medicine

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Their symptoms seem seasonal, a barking cough worse at night, it sounds very much like a form of allergies and asthma.
Singulair, (montelukast) pulmicort, albuterol seem very appropriate tratment. You might try a hepa room sized air purifier in their bedrooms at night. It also seems appropriate to have them see a good allergist. They might benefit from knowing what they are allergic to and might benefit from immunotherapy(allergy shots). Best wishes.

In brief: Their

Their symptoms seem seasonal, a barking cough worse at night, it sounds very much like a form of allergies and asthma.
Singulair, (montelukast) pulmicort, albuterol seem very appropriate tratment. You might try a hepa room sized air purifier in their bedrooms at night. It also seems appropriate to have them see a good allergist. They might benefit from knowing what they are allergic to and might benefit from immunotherapy(allergy shots). Best wishes.
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