My son 4 yrs old had exposure to an adult coughing and then the same day to very cold draft and blast from a very cold AC. Just immediately in 2-3 days, he had fever 100 deg for one day and it went away by itself w/o any medicines. Next day he started a dry cough. .very bad. He was given Maxtra (anti-histaminic) for 5 days, but the cough was bad still. The doctor gave Levosalbutamol syrup and Alerid for 5 days, this had reduced the cough but it increased again by the next week. The doctor continued Levolin and added Predone syrup (15mg) for 3 days. The cough still persisted. Another doctor prescribed Dekdac (dexamethosaone) steroid for 5 days with Mits Linctus Codene, Yet the cough is the same. .intermittant , loud and dry throughout the day sometimes less sometimes more. Again another doc this time prescribed Doxobid (bronchodialotor) , Mits Linctus DX and Budecort Inhaler 100 for 5 days. My son was also given nebulisation the first time with Budesol and then occasionally with Asthalin. He always seemed to be little better with Nebulisation.
We are very worried ,tense and frustrated as no medicines seem to be working on him to reduce considerably or stop the cough. Otherwise my son is very playful and energetic.
This is the first time he had such an episode with dry cough which is not getting well with medicines.
The Chest X-ray is normal, the blood tests for EAC, Haemogram and TB are normal.
His cough seems more if he goes into AC. .We need to fly to another city for 4 hours. Will the cough worsen ? Are there any quick relief inhalers or medicines that can be inhaled to reduce the cough if it increases a lot ?
PLEASE ADVISE. .WE ARE SO DESPERATE NOW. NEED HELP AND ADVISE.
Hi .. I'm a mom to four children and two have asthma (reactive type) .. looking back my one daughter always had terrible croup and meds like your son takes ... and it wasn't until years later all realized she atually had allergies that were driving the asthma and the croup really was asthmatic and misdiagnosed.
Maybe a trip to the pedi pulmonologist would be a good next step .. just my 2 cents.
Allergies and croup/asthma can oftentimes go hand in hand.
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