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    Default 4.5 yo with persistent cough for 3 months

    Just wanted to put it out there and ask
    Has anyone's child had this persistent cough for a few months this winter?

    I am seeing doctors paediatricians and the like but so far not many answers

    Just wanted to ask and see if anyone at all can shed any light I'm feeling totally at a loss!

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    1 year old DD had cough since July, course of very strong antibiotics to clear ear infection got rid of it too

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    whooping cough,?? nasal swap is the test. surely some answer can be found ?

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    2 oral swabs were done and no whooping cogh
    But I hear nasal are better just more invasive

    I want strong antibiotics but their reluctant to give it - she's non asthma meds but the cough should have gone by now

    Will suggest nasal swab and anti's
    Also waiting on a chest X-ray

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    My DS had the same this winter and it persisted when he was otherwise well. GP said chest was clear so I put it down to post viral cough. A few nights of an antihistamine and a daily dose of Manuka honey has made a huge difference. Now I've stopped both and cough has stayed away.

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    Would you mind explaining the honey ? And by antihistamine do you mean claritine or Zyrtec?

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    The antihistamine was paedamin

    The Manuka honey has medicinal properties- anti microbial etc

    I was skeptical but the combo really worked for us

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    Just honey in the mouth or in a drink! Day or night! I will try anything !

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    DS had a spoonful over his cereal in the morning and a generous spoonful straight into the mouth about 20 mins before bedtime
    Just be careful with paedamin as the rules recently changed and it's no longer suggested for under 6yrs so check with your pharmacist. My DS had had it previously and was over 20kg so chemist said it was ok

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    Thanks heaps
    I'll try it
    And discuss it with her doc!


 

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