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Constant coughing + vomiting

Hey all,

My 9 year old sister, after recently returning from camp(several months since), has had an incredibly severe cough that will not quit. She wakes up during the night having coughing fits, she coughs to the point of tears sometimes, and on top of that, she will randomly vomit.
At times the vomit accompanies the coughing, and just yesterday she threw up the most she's done up to this point, looking like stomach acid and mucus, no food involved, without coughing. She had a fever for one or two days a couple weeks ago (weeks after the coughing began). It's a little worrisome actually, so any help would be appreciated.
She has never had this problem before, no allergies that we know of, all vaccinations are up to date. Shes not currently in school, so the only germs she is around are the ones that I also am. We have dogs, my mom is a smoker but only does so outside of the house.
I really hope someone can help. Thanks all.
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I would take her to her physician as soon as you are able, it is certainly not healthy for her to keep coughing and vomiting. The coughing will hurt her insides if it is too strong and vomiting will prevent her from getting her much needed nutrients from food, etc.

I really am not able to tell you what it is, it could be a number of things, and, as I said, it would be best if she saw a doctor.

Please let me know the outcome, I know she must be miserable.
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We took her to the doctor yesterday and he gave her an asthma test, where she blew a 170 but was supposed to be blowing a 200 something, so the dr said she was "doing it wrong". He said he thinks it's Reflux something or other and prescribed 2x a day "xantac" (Zantac? Not sure of the spelling). I've heard of the drug before and thought it was for adults, and my mom isn't big on giving drugs to kids anyway so we are pretty set on not giving it to her. She's going to stop with all carbonated beverages and spicy stuff and see what happens though.

I didn't go to the appointment, but I know they've misdiagnosed me before and I'm worried they'll do it with her just because they don't have time to give her a thorough lookover. We'll see though. Thanks for replying to my post :)

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