Ok, my dd is 1 in three weeks. Over the past 6+ weeks she's had a cough, goes from dry to chesty. We have been to and from the doctor, they can never hear anything on her chest.
On Sunday, she got worse and was diagnosed with croup. We put her on the steroid medication which I assume has helped, her voice isn't as husky but the cough is still there. She's coughs the most when she's having her milk.
She went back to the doctor today (not normal GP) and they want to put her on Ventolin for two weeks, I've decided I'm not happy with this as she has a heart condition and I know it can make your heart race. If in two weeks things haven't improved then they will do a chest X-ray. I'm uncomfortable about the ventolin and will talk to a paed about this.
The GP today also mentioned that she may have been exposed to the whopping cough virus (she's had all her needles) again, I don't agree with this as I have never heard the hoop sound during or after coughing.
She has made herself vomit a few times when coughing but never have I heard wheezing or does it look like she's struggling to breathe.
My parents are worried it's the two cats we have in our house. I'm not sure about that as they have been here since she was born.
She's also teething, weather that has something to do with the runny nose and salvia all sitting in her throat?!
Any suggestions? I'm starting to panic...
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16-04-2014 18:21 #1
Persistent cough for 6+ weeks
16-04-2014 18:25 #2Senior Member
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She can still get whooping cough if vaxxed, otherwise it could be allergy/asthma type things.
16-04-2014 18:25 #3
Have her tested for whooping cough to rule it out. It's a simple swab test. You can have it without the whoop.
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16-04-2014 18:28 #4
If they can't hear anything on her chest, that would calm me significantly. It could be an allergy, you mentioned she coughed when having milk - have you tried keeping her off it? What about dust, pollen, cool air?
Each time my kids have had a cold, their cough lasts weeks. If she is breathing normally and isn't in distress I would wait a few more weeks. Personally with a heart condition I would only give ventolin under the guidance of a paed. I hope you get answers soon.
16-04-2014 18:30 #5
It's to late to do the swab test for whopping cough as it's only used in the first two weeks. They can do s blood test but don't want to just yet as it will distress her to much.
I really don't know anymore, I'm worried....
16-04-2014 18:32 #6
I haven't kept her off her milk yet. The cough has only bothered her while having her milk since Sunday, the weeks prior it was never affected by her milk.
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