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3 y/o chronicly sick. Wet violent nighttime coughing

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3 y/o chronicly sick. Wet violent coughing at night, repeat ear infection, fever, antibiotics work then it returns. Clear lungs, blood test looks good, negative allergy test, adenoid removal ineffective. Only symptoms are violent coughing that causes vomiting, occasional fever, lack of appetite, bags under eyes due to poor quality and lack of sleep. This has been ongoing for almost a year... Not a full week with out his being sick. I'm at a loss, I just want him healthy. I swear his pediatrician is amazing, this is just baffling us all.


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replied July 8th, 2014
Kids Health and Pediatrics Answer A48194
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The cause for the violent cough can be due to persistent bronchitis associated with viral or bacterial infections or due to Asthma associated bronchoconstriction.

Proper treatment with regular nebulisation with bronchodilators with or without steroids, steam inhalation can help in controlling the symptoms. Avoiding dry air at home by using a humidifier can also be helpful.

Preventing reinfections due to contact with other infected sources at playhome or day care should also be looked into. Keeping the kids hands and keeping his play area clean and disinfected should be a priority.

Consult your pediatrician and seek a proper diagnosis and enquire if the current treatment is adequate. If in doubt do not hesitate to seek a second opinion.

I hope this helps.


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