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How Can I stop my 15yr old son from coughing he has asthma/bronchitis

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Asked by spence25 at 8:11 PM on Sep. 13, 2010 in Teens (13-17)

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  • is he on some kind of medicine for it? does he have an inhaler to manage his asthma?

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 8:12 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • Coughing is good. It gets stuff out of his lungs.


    Answer by Gailll at 8:12 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • Put him in the bathroom with the shower running as hot as it can and let him breath in the steam. Helps my daughter who is asthmatic

    Answer by SunShineMoMM at 8:13 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • Thanks everyone I am at a point I will try anything..Yes he is on albuterol, predisone and zpack...So he has it really bad..No sleep for mom..

    Comment by spence25 (original poster) at 8:14 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • If he isn't getting better go to the dr, the extended care dr if you need to. A couple weeks ago my nephew had a cold but his asthma was so out of control the ER almost admitted him but he fianlly got better after a 3rd neb treatment with in 4 or 5 hours.

    Answer by DonnaPinitonya at 8:17 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • when i get like that, i have asthma too, i take a superhot shower to relax and soak up the steam. then make a huge pile of pillows and rest sitting up. i really like using vicks too.

    Answer by juneinnovember at 8:17 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • how long should I allow him to be in the steam bathroom?

    Comment by spence25 (original poster) at 8:20 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • your need to go to a health food store and get licorice tea or licorice root capsules take 500mg.capsule.or you can try hyssop also at health food store.hope this helps.

    Answer by georgia362 at 8:21 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • Will my 15yr old be able to take licorice.

    Comment by spence25 (original poster) at 8:23 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • When he goes to bed - he needs to prop up.
    And use something topical like Vicks Vapor rub - something that won't interact with his prescribed meds.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 9:39 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

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