SMALL FAN is finally free from cough after 5 long months of coughing. We brought him to a pediatrician in Bishan, an Indian doctor, she was very detail and serious looking. After checking him and asking me about his cough, she gave him a med for allergies (Cetirizine), a medicine for his Sinus (Singular), a nose spray to stabilize his nose (Nasonex)and a puff for cough and phelgm(Seretide).
Doctor say SMALL FAN has sensitive nose and skin, so we must be very diligent in keeping the house dust-mites free. She ask us to keep his room simple and dust free, soak his bedsheets in hot water before washing to kill the dust-mites and change it once a week. Doc also give us a medicine (Hydroderm) for SMALL FAN's mosquito bite (he always get big bruise after a mosquito bite), doc say he is a very sensitive kid, so a small bite can look really big due to allergies. After taking the medicine for 2 weeks, we now hardly hear him cough except for ocassionally when he has too much chocolate or french fries. His mosquito bite has gone down too with no marks (it used to leave permanent marks on him).
We are really glad, finally won the better. So all along we have been curing him wrongly, we tried to clear his lung with all the medicine but it's all in his nose, sinus. But now have to start giving him tonic to build up his health after taking so much western medicine. Doc also asked us to give him a Flu Vaccine jab as a prevention since his is so sensitive.
Gaby was also given Singular when his cough persist after taking the cough medicine. And Singular is so far the only medicine that can help with stopping his cough. It helps to open up the airway. But the medicine is quite ex.
But these days Gaby understands that if he is coughing, he is not supposed to take cold drinks or any food that will irritate his throat. I am also worried that Gaby or Alex will develop any kind of allergy problem as my family has a history of asthma and allergy problems. Haizzz...
Ya, singular was really ex, think it cost $95 for 28 pcs.
My boy also knows that if he cough cough, he cannot take biscuits, chocolate and ice cream but we just can't stop him from eating sweets..sigh..
We also have a history of asthma and sinus, so I worried for my 2 kids.
thankfully we go to my uncle's PD clinic and they only charge us cost price for medicine and no consultation charges. Else I can't imagine how much I have to pay on their medical expenses!
Lucky you. I think we have already spent close to $2K on SMALL FAN for his dreaded cough which lasted for 5 months...
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