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need help with childs cough

Posted In: Allergies 11 Replies
  • Posted By: unsomething
  • October 22, 2006
  • 02:42 AM

My daughter has seasonal allergies. I am use to the problems
of the seasons changes. The first week in September 2006, a week
being in school, she starts the normal sneezing, couhing, running nose,etc. One week later, she got worst with cough. So I decide
to take her to the doc. Her doc. said she needs to change her allergy
meds. and she should be fine. One more week later, she is getting more
worst, and trouble breathing. So I scedule a aapt. with her allergist.
He has said her allergies are bad and she has upper resp. infection.
Gave her new inhaler,antibodic,predisone. She has missed school for
coughing so bad, and doc. appts. Now, later in the week, she is really
having trouble breathing, we goto the quick med., He still say it's
only in her bronichal,not her lungs. Now different antibodic,and
a cough syurp with codine. Now she is still coughing,having trouble
breathing, and walking around like a sombie. Now, still having touble,
back to her regular doc. for a fourth visit. She does blood work,nasal
swab,and chest xray. All test come bk normal. I still don't know what
is causing the cough. Now a fifth visit, to the allergist. He belives she
might have the croup, or whooping cough. the whooping cough would
make sense, but the test showed negetive. Since then,another antibodic,
that she couldn't take, because she threw it up, and broke out in
a rash. Now, a new antibodic, and see him bk in 2 weeks. In the mean
time, there has been alot of sleepless nights, days still miss in school,
grades falling due to can't focus. I don't what to do ! Should I
change docotrs or keep waiting? This isn't fair to her and our family
watching her not play outside much, miss her chorus class and her
grades. please help!

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  • Wow, your story sounds just like what's going on with my son...Since the mid of Sept he has been sneezing, coughing, wheezing, and has had shortness of breath. I have been to his Dr and to the hospital so many times I have lost count! His Dr has dignosied him with Asthma and is treating him with a corticorsteriod and an allergy pill...This treatment does not seem to help with the cough though! He also has bad allergies, reccurent resp infections, pnuemonia, and ear infections!...His Dr has prescribed med after med and still, coughing...Could there be another cause for the cough?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 27, 2006
    • 05:32 AM
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  • has she seen a pulminologist? i have been through the same thing with my little girl for a year now. she is on breathing treatments with a nebulizer and a steroid in the neb also called pulmicort. and prelon or orapred is an oral steroid that works wonders in one day and is taken for 4 or 5 days. here is my email yellowbean48@hotmail.com
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 30, 2006
    • 01:31 PM
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  • try calling your local office of state health dept. If your child is coughing until gasping for breath or gagging while coughing it can be whooping cough even though test was neg. Test will come back neg because of being on antibiotics, also the nature of the bacteria is such that it is fragile, even though it causes awful coughing. (no other symptoms except a little runny nose at the very beginning.) my kids had it couple years ago. To treat, they have to take 2 weeks of zithromax (rather than the typical 5 day pack)And the longer they have it untreated, the more likely lungs are damaged to point of causing chronic/long term problems i.e. susceptibility to pneumonia and asthma.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 4, 2006
    • 11:40 PM
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  • Did he put her on Singular for an allergy med? It can cause a WORSE cough. It did to me.... Good luck! Good bless
    Junemarie 6 Replies
    • November 6, 2006
    • 08:50 PM
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  • This sounds exactly like what's been happening to my daughter. Shortly into the beginning of the school year she developed a cough that has become chronic, she lost all her energy and became pale with dark circles under her eyes. She has had chest x-rays, cat scans, tests for cystic fibrosis, asthma, pretty much everthing under the sun. I finally started to document everything, symptoms and things she was exposed to and noticed a pattern. She seemed to have more reactions after eating, especially after milk. It made sense because when school started she started drinking milk with lunch everyday and having cereal w/ milk most mornings. Since we have eliminated milk the cough is gone. I also noticed reactions to eggs.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 13, 2007
    • 03:52 PM
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  • I am in the same situation with my 5 year old daughter. This all began when she started Kindergarten. Starts with clearing her throat, stuffy/runny nose and goes into a full blown cough w/phlegm. Always turns into pneumonia. Had numerous tests done and still no answers. They have not tested her for whooping cough. She has been on the 5 day Zithromax several times, gets better, and she just gets it again. I am also in need of desperate help! She is also a big milk drinker! They have done allergy tests but did not do food allergies.
    happymom 5 Replies
    • February 15, 2007
    • 07:27 PM
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  • I just posted, but if anyone has further suggestions for me please feel free to email me tkaestner@charter.net
    happymom 5 Replies
    • February 15, 2007
    • 07:50 PM
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  • This sounds exactly like what's been happening to my daughter. Shortly into the beginning of the school year she developed a cough that has become chronic, she lost all her energy and became pale with dark circles under her eyes. She has had chest x-rays, cat scans, tests for cystic fibrosis, asthma, pretty much everthing under the sun. I finally started to document everything, symptoms and things she was exposed to and noticed a pattern. She seemed to have more reactions after eating, especially after milk. It made sense because when school started she started drinking milk with lunch everyday and having cereal w/ milk most mornings. Since we have eliminated milk the cough is gone. I also noticed reactions to eggs.Hello. My son has a reaction to milk and eggs. How long did you stop giving her eggs and milk until her cough was gone????I would appreciate your answer.
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  • Have you thought of acid reflux? my son would lay down and cough chronically every night until gagging. we would give him cough syrup with codeine but eventually i wanted a solution. my ENT recommended the possiblity of acid refulx and giving him chewable enzymes with meals and childrens zantac at night has made a huge difference. he does also suffer with allergies which he takes allegra for twice a day. but the zantac made a difference for us. it is prescription. he is almost 4 years old. good luck!
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  • If he isn't bronchitis. Ginger is very useful.
    neil_ws_12 8 Replies Flag this Response
  • My daughter has seasonal allergies. I am use to the problemsof the seasons changes. The first week in September 2006, a week being in school, she starts the normal sneezing, couhing, running nose,etc. One week later, she got worst with cough. So I decide to take her to the doc. Her doc. said she needs to change her allergymeds. and she should be fine. One more week later, she is getting moreworst, and trouble breathing. So I scedule a aapt. with her allergist.He has said her allergies are bad and she has upper resp. infection.Gave her new inhaler,antibodic,predisone. She has missed school forcoughing so bad, and doc. appts. Now, later in the week, she is reallyhaving trouble breathing, we goto the quick med., He still say it's only in her bronichal,not her lungs. Now different antibodic,and a cough syurp with codine. Now she is still coughing,having troublebreathing, and walking around like a sombie. Now, still having touble,back to her regular doc. for a fourth visit. She does blood work,nasalswab,and chest xray. All test come bk normal. I still don't know whatis causing the cough. Now a fifth visit, to the allergist. He belives she might have the croup, or whooping cough. the whooping cough wouldmake sense, but the test showed negetive. Since then,another antibodic,that she couldn't take, because she threw it up, and broke out in a rash. Now, a new antibodic, and see him bk in 2 weeks. In the meantime, there has been alot of sleepless nights, days still miss in school,grades falling due to can't focus. I don't what to do ! Should Ichange docotrs or keep waiting? This isn't fair to her and our familywatching her not play outside much, miss her chorus class and hergrades. please help!Have you considered that it could be something in the house causing this? Things like the chemicals in new furniture and new rugs can make some people really sick. Sometimes the culprit is also something growing in the house like mold or even dirty air conditioner filters. I'd consider anything in her environment as a possible cause. Good luck.
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