My son is 19m and has a very phlegmy cough. He isn't running a fever, no runny nose, eating and drinking fine, and not acting really tired. He seems to be normal other then this cough. I have been giving him allergy meds and it seems to be working a little and plenty of fluids. He went to the doctor (didn't see his regular doctor) two-three weeks ago and the doctor just looked at him and said it was possible RSV or Bronchitis so he was going to treat him with both. It was different then though because he wasn't eating and was running a fever. He was given an antibiotic. I can hear him wheeze sometimes but when I sit him down for a little while to calm him down it goes away. Could this be asthma related or just allergies or neither? I just feel like I don't get any where going to the doctors office because once the medicine they give is gone it comes back. I don't want my son to stay on medicine every day but I want him to be healthy. Our Insurance is horrible because we have a HSA plan. So I feel like I spend every penny I have at the doctors office.
Update: 6-6-13 I was going to update earlier after I took him to doctors office and so much was going on. But when I brought him everything looked good when doctor saw him. He said lungs were great didnt hear any wheezing. All the coughing a heavy breathing was caused by Bronchial spasms. He give him prednisone and cough sryup with codeine. I did ask about asthma and he said at his age (19m) they don't like to diagnose it because some cases the child grows out of it. But he said if coughing isnt 80% better by Monday to call back and we will have to take the next step.
However, I did do some research of my own and found that honey and lemon can help with mucus/wet cough. I did try and it did help a lot just not with the cough. I've heard many say you aren't suppose to give honey to kids under two. But I asked his doctor and he said that they have changed that to any child under one. So I was good and if that helped my son then to continue two-three times a day.
For those who don't knwo what it is. A bronchial spasm is a sporadic, uncontrollable tightening of the smooth muscle of the bronchi (airways into the lungs). During a spasm, the respiratory airways narrow severely, limiting the flow of air. A sign of bronchospasm is a cough accompanied by wheezing. This condition is often triggered by various stimuli, such as allergens like pollen or other irritants like cigarette smoke. Physical, emotional or psychological stress may also cause bronchial spasms. Viral respiratory infections often bring symptoms of bronchoconstriction as do chronic lung diesease such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis or existing inflammatory conditions, such as asthma.
Answer by wendythewriter at 9:52 AM on May. 30, 2013
Answer by PMSMom10 at 9:53 AM on May. 30, 2013
I would call them and tell them what is going on and say that it's the wheezing that has you concerned.
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:54 AM on May. 30, 2013
Answer by 2autisticsmom at 9:57 AM on May. 30, 2013
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 10:02 AM on May. 30, 2013
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