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Are over-the-counter remedies good for the control of catarrh in children with asthma?
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Dr. Alan Goldsobel
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree
In brief: No
Catarrh (meaning inflammation and thick discharge) in children with asthma may be part of the normal asthmatic process, and should be treated with preventative, anti-inflammatory controller medications if it occurs frequently or persistently.
These are only available by rx in the us. It also often can be from a secondary infection-sinusitis or bronchitis and may need treatment with a antibiotic.

In brief: No
Catarrh (meaning inflammation and thick discharge) in children with asthma may be part of the normal asthmatic process, and should be treated with preventative, anti-inflammatory controller medications if it occurs frequently or persistently.
These are only available by rx in the us. It also often can be from a secondary infection-sinusitis or bronchitis and may need treatment with a antibiotic.
Dr. Alan Goldsobel
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Dr. Rada Ivanov
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
In brief: Maybe
You can always start with over the counter medicines.
If they work - great, but if they don't make sure you contact your child's doctor in order to prevent an asthma exacerbation.

In brief: Maybe
You can always start with over the counter medicines.
If they work - great, but if they don't make sure you contact your child's doctor in order to prevent an asthma exacerbation.
Dr. Rada Ivanov
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