7 year old girl, respiratory infection, rash,taste buds enlarged, Reactive Airway and Cough Variant Asthma?
7 year old female with an upper respiratory infection – stuffy/runny nose, heavy productive cough with lots of wheezing. Took her first full dose of prednisolone today (10ml by mouth 2 times per day – 15mg/5ml) ahe is doing breathing treatments every 3-4 hours and has had to do a couple of back to back treatments over the last 2 days – wheezing persists after prednisone and breathing treatments. Child also has a rash on the inside of her top and bottom lip, the skin appears raw and she won’t eat much because she says her tongue hurts when she eats; it appears as if her taste Buds are enlarged on the area of her tongue that irritates her. She has no fever. Child had history of Reactive Airway and Cough Variant Asthma. She only wheeze or needs breathing treatments when she has an upper respiratory infection.