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Help! Persistant Cough In 8 Year Old Son

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  • Posted By: TAMERA
  • January 16, 2007
  • 03:17 AM

Hello My 8 Year Old Son Has Had A Very Scary Persistant Cough About 3 Times Each Winter For The Last 3 Winters. He Gets Flu Like Symtoms Then This Cough From ***l Hits Him We Have Been To The Doctor Countless Times 2 Er Rooms And 2 Diffrent Family Dr . They All Say Just A Cough No Worries Then Why Does This Same Body Racking Cough Keep Coming Back?it Stays With Him For 5 To 10 Days Really Bad A Night To Were He Can Just Bearly Get A Deep Breath In Befor He Has To Cough Again. They Give No Antibiotic Witch I No This May Not Be The Right Road For His Cough But Something Out There Some Were In This Big World We Have Has To Help We Have Tried Many Over The Counter And Persribed Meds Nothing Really Gives Him Relief Untill It Just Passes On Its Own Im Afraid One More Coughing Spell Like This Is Going To Bust His Lungs Or Do Some Very Serious Damage Is Ther Any One Out There That Has Had A Simaler Problem Or Does Any One Have Any Suggestions I Would Be Very Greatful Please Over Look My Spelling Thank You For Your Help Tamera From Indy

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  • .post nasal drip,caused by infected sinuses.they infect because the surrounding tissues swell due to allergy,probably caused by mold spores,possibly exacerbated by tobacco smoke.find the source of the spores.ask the doctor about antihystamines and a decongestant for him.he will also need several courses of antibiotics to clear out the sinuses.but if you do not find the allergen,be it spores ,yeast in food ,smoke ,animal hair or dander,or just plain house dust,it will probably keep coming back anyway.obviously,you will have to make sure he avoids colds and flu,as they can start things off on their own.the doctor is wrong to say that it is "just a cough," because it has been discovered thay children with persistent cough are more likely to develop c.o.p.d.(chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) in later life.this usually means a reduced life expectation,( if you understand me.)clean his environment meticulously and make sure he keeps away from all places where smoking takes place even if it isnt happening when he is there.good luck with this.
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    • January 16, 2007
    • 05:43 PM
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  • how old is his mattress?how old are his pillows?
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    • January 16, 2007
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