My 5yo son caught a cold while he was visiting my parents out of state last month. Ever since then he has had a persistent dry cough, oftentimes throwing him into coughing fits where he can barely catch his breath. At first it was only really bad at night, like a normal cough, but now it's all day and night. He hasn't slept a full night in weeks.
I've been giving him honey before he goes to bed and occasionally during the day, but it doesn't really seem to be helping much as it usually does when he is sick with a cough.
The weirdest part is that nobody else has gotten sick. We have 3 girls as well and, as hard as he tries to cover his mouth, he is hacking all over them all day. But none of them have gotten a cough or anything else.
Should I have him checked out? The only things I can think of are asthma or allergies that would trigger this but not cause anyone else to be sick. But then....I'm no doctor.
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