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Old 04-16-2013, 12:14 AM  
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Could use some positive thoughts...

My middle son is experiencing some throat issues that are causing him constant coughing fits. He has missed several days of school, seen his primary care doctor, an allergist, and today an ENT. He is on 3 different prescriptions and still getting no relief. He is scheduled to go into the ENT again this week to take video documentation of his throat when coughing and speaking. If they are unable to determine what the problem is we are probably going to have to take him to Children's Mercy Pulmonary for further evaluation.

Please send him some thoughts and prayers for some kind of resolution to all this.
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Old 04-17-2013, 05:04 PM   #76
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I don't know if it could be this but at times I get a chronic bronchitis. I dont have a sore throat or anything just non stop coughing and it lasts forever. The only thing that helps is codeine cough syrup. Acts up at night and sometimes in the morning.
I have gone thru this as well.
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Old 04-17-2013, 05:14 PM   #77
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Any family history on either side of anything like this?
nope none
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Old 04-17-2013, 05:24 PM   #78
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Bringing up the obvious but have they checked him for Whooping Cough?
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:05 PM   #79
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Bringing up the obvious but have they checked him for Whooping Cough?
Yep, ruled that out as well. It's just bizarre.
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:10 AM   #80
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I did a year a Respiratory Therapy residency at Children's Mercy. Those docs are some of the best pulmonary pediatric docs on the Planet.

If you have ruled out asthma thats good but Albuterol is helpful with multiple breathing issues. The coughing without narrowing of the airways could be some kind of allergin setting off the cilia in the throat. Albuterol could help that. It won't hurt. It really has no bad side effects. But like others have said, doctors are reluctant to prescribe it.

Any questions, you know me in RL. Don't hesitate to ask anything.
It raises blood pressure and heart rate, but I doubt it is a big deal for an otherwise healthy kid.

I assume you've given the kid antihistamines? I'm sure you have but if it is allergy related it will help.

All the best man. Hopefully your boy is in and out and it is something simple, quick, and painless.
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:31 AM   #81
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He has his appointment this afternoon. Just praying for some concrete findings so we know what is going on. If they still can't figure it out I'm going to scream.
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:36 AM   #82
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You ever do any mold checks of your house? Send him away to stay with relatives for a week to see if it clears up any?
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:39 AM   #83
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You ever do any mold checks of your house? Send him away to stay with relatives for a week to see if it clears up any?
How do mold checks work? I've heard that dust mites can cause major issues as well.
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:14 AM   #84
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How do mold checks work? I've heard that dust mites can cause major issues as well.
My major allergy is dust mites. And yeah, even on three inhalers, sanitizing all bedding every two weeks, and allergy covers on mattress, box springs, and all pillows, I still have some coughing problems.
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:18 AM   #85
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My major allergy is dust mites. And yeah, even on three inhalers, sanitizing all bedding every two weeks, and allergy covers on mattress, box springs, and all pillows, I still have some coughing problems.
Wow, I'm really sorry to hear that.
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:05 AM   #86
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NOw they are saying it is GERD so we have to force him to overcome his fear of swallowing pills. I hate the idea of having him on omeprozole for a long term. Doc also says he has to learn to stop his coughing on his own as well. Yeah. Thanks for nothing. Nights are even more traumatic now because we have to tell him to try and stop coughing, which only upsets him because no matter how we try to talk him through it, he can't make it happen.

I just pray the omeprozole is a short term fix that can be stopped soon after the coughing stops. I don't want him stuck on that shit for the rest of his life.
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:09 AM   #87
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My major allergy is dust mites. And yeah, even on three inhalers, sanitizing all bedding every two weeks, and allergy covers on mattress, box springs, and all pillows, I still have some coughing problems.


That's terrible man, I couldn't imagine.

Health is so taken for granted.
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Tell him to stop coughing on his own and BTW here's some drugs. That will be $3,000 please.

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Old 04-19-2013, 12:18 AM   #89
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NOw they are saying it is GERD so we have to force him to overcome his fear of swallowing pills. I hate the idea of having him on omeprozole for a long term. Doc also says he has to learn to stop his coughing on his own as well. Yeah. Thanks for nothing. Nights are even more traumatic now because we have to tell him to try and stop coughing, which only upsets him because no matter how we try to talk him through it, he can't make it happen.

I just pray the omeprozole is a short term fix that can be stopped soon after the coughing stops. I don't want him stuck on that shit for the rest of his life.


My boy had the hiccup's for days on end. The doctor said to take Maalox and
have him relax his breathing. Worked quickly until he would start running around and start it up again.

I want to say though I'm glad it isn't a major health issue Guru and that it sounds like he might get back to normal in a few days maybe. Best thought's and prayers for your family.
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have you tried having him sleep in an elevated position , like a reclining chair? My son had a bit of reflux problems and being inclined position seemed to help alot

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