My child is 2 1/2 years and has had severe coughing bouts every month for the past 3 months. She goes to ped and gets antibiotics, albuterol and pulmicort. The antibiotics help but the cough has returned 3 x's and I fear will keep returning. The cough disturbs her sleep and rack her body during days. They seem to be mainly dry but occasionally productive. No other symptoms. No fever, good appetite, no wheezing. This has happened once before, last January, so it does seem to be mainly a winter problem. The ped says it is bronchialitis, asthma, allergies, and sinusitis, in that order. The diagnosis seems to be different every time we go. She has prescribed 3 weeks of antibiotics, along with albuterol and pulmicort for a longer time. She wants to send us to an allergist if the cough comes back again. I'm no dr but there's got to be a better solution. My ped really doesn't seem to know what it is, but she said she's not surprised we came back. What is wrong with my daughter and how do I help her? Thanks for any help.
HI,I KNOW YOU MUST BE FRUSTRATED,LAST YEAR AT THIS TIME MY THEN 9 YEAR OLD DEVELOPED A SEVERE COUGH,DOCTORS KEPT TREATING FOR SINUS INFECTION,COLD,ASTHMA,ALLERGIES YOU NAME IT,SHE WAS ON MEDS EVERY WEEK,COUGHED UP LARGE AMOUNTS OF PLEGM,THIS WENT ON FOR SEVERAL MONTHS,EVEN SENT HER TO A ASTHMA DOCTORS,PUT HER ON STEROIDS(PREDISONE,INHALERS,BREATHING TREATMENTS)NOTHING WORKED,FINALLY I GOT FED UP AND TOOK HER 3 HOURS AWAY TO LEBONHEUR CHILDRENS HOSPITAL,THEY TOOK HER RIGHT IN BECAUSE SHE WAS SO SEVERE AT THE TIME AND THE STEROIDS AND ALL THE MEDS MADE HER BLOOD PRESSURE SKY HIGH WHICH NONE OF THE LOCAL DRS HAD SEEMED TO NOTICE,PREDISONE ALSO MADE HER GAIN WEIGHT,SHE SPENT 2 WEEKS AT THIS HOSPITAL DOING EXSTENSIVE TESTING,GUESS WHAT-SHE DIDNT EVEN HAVE ASTMA,SHE HAD SEVERE SINUS DISEASE,100 PERCENT BLOCKAGE WHICH SHE HAD TO HAVE SURGERY,SHE HAS SEVERE ACID REFLUX WHICH WILL CAUSE A CONTINUOUSE COUGH,AND A INFECTED ESOPHAGUS FROM THE STOMACH ACIDS AND COUGH,PUT THAT ALL TOGETHER AND SHE WAS A VERY SICK LITTLE GIRL SO PLEASE GET A SECOND OPION,DOCTORS THESE DAYS LIKE TO GET YOU IN AND OUT AND JUST TRY TO TREAT THE SYMTOMS,AND IT ISNT GOOD FOR A CHILD TO BE ON ASTMA MEDS IF THEY DONT HAVE ASTMA-HOPE SHE GETS WELL-THANKS
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