TwoFatNuts -mataleo1 -TwoFatNuts -
My 3year old son has a subglottic stenosis. When he gets a cold it sounds more like croup and he get bad stridor. Sometimes it causes him to cough until he throws up.
Do you have any advice on what extra steps I can take in care he were to catch this funk? Steroids, nebulizer, humidifier? Obviously the hospital is a solution but in case it isn't one down the road, I'd like to be prepared.
Thanks for taking the time!
As of today: no specific things to make it better. Everything remains in testing or awaiting better results.
Corticosteroids are a good example. Preliminary data from China was promising but retrospective data now shows that it might worsen outcomes. So we have to let data add up.
Chloroquine and retrovirals are being studied and debated now. Awaiting results from Italy. But neither are benign treatments. As an aside, the worst overdoses I've had to treat were chloroquine ODs. Terrible outcomes.
Wait so NOTHING is even alleviating the symptoms? Am i reading that right? If thats the case, why even go to the ER?
One word: Surveillance.
If you get sick, IV fluids and a ventilator will save your life. Some also develop secondary bacterial pneumonia which would require antibiotics. That's why we tell those that are not gravely sick to stay home.