My son is 3 months old and having some lung damage due to this he is coughing a lot and secrations not decreasing. Drs treating as Broncholities obliterant. Also his weight is not increasing. CF test is negative, heart is good In color Doppler study. Plz guide in right direction.
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If an underlying cause can be found, like aspiration or inflammation, treatment to prevent further damage to the lung is recommended. However, for many BO patients, the treatment is mainly supportive, and for some, the underlying cause is not understood. BO children often have labored breathing, which uses more calories than normal. As a result, poor weight gain (failure to thrive) is often seen. Optimizing the child’s nutritional status to promote adequate growth is important for overall health. Oxygen supplementation may also be required. The amount of oxygen needed varies in BO patients. Common colds and flu can be more severe in BO patients, so limiting exposure to respiratory infections is also important. Seasonal flu shots are recommended....
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