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5 year old Boy - Cough for almost one month

Hello Drs,

I have 5 years old son, who had cough started in 1st week of June after eating Kinder joy.

We given Soventus ls syrup many times prescribed by his Paediatric. It was worst on 9th June he was saying I have itching in my thoat.

We visited next Day his MD Paediatric in Ahmedabad due to scared of Covide also. Though he was never having Fever or any other complications.

Dr. Prescribed 10 June :
- Azythromycin Syrup
- Zerotuss syrup as it was Dry cough

Cough was too bad So visited Dr. on 13 June Again :
Dr. Said now cough is turned Wet :
- Soventus ls syrup
- Anti biotech Dry Syrup
- Inhaler for steaming

We did for nine days again Visited Dr. after 9 days as cough still not cured:

Dr. Prescribed  23 June :
1. Ashta D syrup : could be Asthama mild Asthama
2. Azythromycin again

Still Cough is not gone..

My son can do all activities normally except running jumping but he coughs always, always laughing with no any other symptoms

This was the reason Dr. said it's not covid 19.

Also we visited ENT on 29 June as my Son has still cough and complains no Pain nut itching in Throat:

ENT Dr. Prescribed on 29 June :
1. phenylephrine hcl chlorpheniramine maleate & paracetamol syrup
2. Again One more Anti Biotech

No recovery

Again visited ENT after 5 days:

1. Nebuliser with Asthalin and budecort Half  2 times at home also for 5 days
2. phenylephrine hcl chlorpheniramine maleate & paracetamol syrup
3. Koflet H lozenges for itching only as still no Pain since one moth
4. Defcon syrup - for Allergies

for 5 days - He was doing little better , but cough is not gone yet.

but on 6 th day my son without informing took Rain shower for 5-10 mins

He is again having cough..

We have done all indian herbs Ayur-vedic supplements along with Alpoathy :
1. Honey
2. Ginger
3. Turmeric , with many times milk
4. Kadha
5. Brandy with honey

Still he is having wet cough now... with no other Symptoms like fever or short breathing, he does all functional normally, except coughing when dancing or running.  


Or best paediatric in Ahmedabad

Please help
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Well, there are no doctors on this site.  We're just folks like you.  So we can't diagnose.  But it seems criminal to not test him for covid.  The symptoms for covid run all over the place, from just a sore throat to just losing sense of smell and taste to all over the map.  It would seem in the middle of a pandemic you would at least look at that first.  Also, cut out the milk.  Dairy can cause inflammation and allergies in most humans.  Get a different doctor and get your child tested.  If it's not covid, don't now what it is.  Could be so many things.  Could be allergies.  I can tell you that some of the drugs you're getting prescribed are of dubious value without knowing what is wrong, and some of them could be making it worse by lowering the immune system.  One of them has already proven to be not useful if it is covid and might make it worse.  Get a different doctor.  If you need to, go to a better facility, such as a university hospital, if you can afford it.  And yes, if you can find the best pediatric physician there, that doc would probably test for covid.
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I agree that he should be tested for Covid-19. It has been shown to take different forms in different people, and to last a long time in some people.
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I would also ask the doctor for a chest x-ray for your son. He might have inhaled something that is lodged in his lung.
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For my son this went on for a few years of  coughing so much it made me crazy.  Taking so much antibiotics. Age 4-6. Yes is was a sinus infection. It kept coming back. One day I finally got him to do the neilmed sinus wash. I  did it first show him it sucks but its funny. After the third time he used it, a huge nasty clump came out. End of his problems. He is 14 now. Thank god we finally tried it. Good luck. Hope he gets better quick.
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