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    DD is nearly 7 and for the last few years shes has had this persistent cough during winter. As soon as the weather cools down she gets this cough.

    Shes been on several anti-biotics and they didnt help. She been tested for whooping cough, negative. She was given ventolin but it doesnt do anything. She was put on an asthma preventative but the side effects landed her in the ed with a temp of 40 degrees. Shes even had chest xrays and they were all clear.

    I thought it might be a allergy thing so gave her some phenergan with positive results but its stopped working, and i cant be giving her that during the day or she'll fall asleep at school.

    She not sick in any other way. No one else in the family gets the cough. She doesnt even have a runny nose or sore throat...and considering how much she is coughing, i thought she would.

    Any help/advice?? PLEEEASE. Im out of ideas!!

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    Have you tried cutting out dairy or wheat? Sometimes an allergy to dairy or to wheat can cause a cough like you describe.

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    I'm subbing to see what advice you get.

    I've just booked my DS in to the GP for later in the week. He's had a persistent cough too, but it only seems to flare up when it's cold in the morning/night, and also when we take him out and the air is cold.

    No other signs of illness, he's his normal self apart from this cough that he can't shake.

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    My daughters paed showed me a video when DD3 was only around 6 months. Explained that any persistent cough is considered asthma or seasonal asthma. The preventatives worked for her but it took a few different ones to actually work. Not saying your daughter has seasonal asthma but perhaps looking into a different type of preventative?
    Have you seen if any predmix helps to ease the cough?

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    I get this every year too.
    I figure it's just a seasonal allergy as it passes once the weather warms up.
    Have tried cutting foods out, allergy testing, antibiotics, natural remedies, etc... nothing helps.

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    You could try n.asonex nasal spray during the colder months. It's the only thing that helps my allergies!

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    LPR (Laryngopharengeal Reflux)
    Basically reflux without heartburn. I have it and it causes me to have asthma attacks at night from laying flat and sometimes get a sore throat. I've read that a common symptom is chronic cough. Just a thought otherwise like others have said id be thinking food allergies to perhaps gluten or dairy?

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    This is interesting DS2 has this stupid cough and it basically never goes away, usually flares up every 3 weeks, wind, cold, night, morning. Isn't asthma because there is no wheezing( said the paed). I started giving him clarentyne, I think it might be working. I think he's allergic to where we live. I would like to explore the milk/ wheat.


 

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