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7 Year Old With A Cough For Two Months Might Be Allergies Or Asthma
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
When should I worry about a chronic cough in a seven year old with a history of asthma but not asthma attacks in two years?
Asthma: Chronic cough in a seven year old with an asthma history can be a signal that the asthma is not well-controlled, despite the absence of "attacks". Your child should be evaluated by their physician, as they may benefit from preventive treatment. Chronic cough may also be caused by a host of other conditions, so your child would benefit from a visit to their doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 2 year old son is having a constant persistent cough but has severe asthma and allergies has moderate to severe asthma and allergies is on an advair inhaler twice a day for the last two weeks and the last three days i switched him back to his Pulmicort
My 5 1/2 year old daughter has mild asthma and allergies, today she got the flu mist, she's starting to cough, is that a side effect?
57 year old healthy male with chronic cough, not asthma, not allergies, no pulmonary cause. Where should he go next? Chronic cough for over 5 years....Been to pulmonologist, allergist, no cause found, no medication has helped. Allergy meds, inhalers, me
My 7yr old coughs so much she throws up a lot of phlegm.How can I help her?She has asthma.No allergies had GERD as baby but dr said outgrew it
Asthma medications: This may be due to cough-variant asthma, which often responds to singulair (montelukast) or inhaled corticosteroids. The cough could also be related to gerd, sinusitis, persistent bacterial bronchitis or other infection. Evaluation by you physician is required. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 7yr old has been coughing a lot and throws up phlegm.How can I help her?No allergies has been tested.Has asthma.Had GERD as baby dr said she outgrew
See below: Coughing and gagging up the mucous is actually good! your child is clearing her throat and lungs and this is protective. If anything, give an expectorant (mucinex) and decongestant (sudafed) and then, sit her up, humidify the air and have the child spit out the mucous. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have an asthma attack when I was below 3 years old and it seems it did not appear again. But lately, I experience frequent cough and it seems an allergy, so I suspected it was an asthma so I went to a known hospital abd have a check-up and doctor ordere
Seven year old over two days has become wheezy & coughing Does not have asthma but asthma runs in family big time What to do?
See your physician: When you develop wheezing you could have a bronchitis or infection of your lungs which cause wheezing. Also you can develop asthma at any age and so it is important to see your health care provider to determine which it is sometimes the same medication is used such as an inhaler ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Seven year old over two days has started being whezzy & coughing Does not have asthma but does run in family big time What do I do?
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more