Hello and welcome to HCM.
Thank you for your query.
Your sons description is a troubling one. Let me try to suggest a few possibilities for this.
At first, he could have an infection or an allergic reaction
due to which mucus/phlegm is being produced. A diagnosis will have to be made only after a physical examination and detailed history. This mucus/phlegm could be causing irritation/obstruction that causes his cough. In some individuals, coupled with anxiety issues, this results in episodes of severe coughing
. Once, other serious conditions have been ruled out, this possibility could be considered. Treatment includes treating the infection (antibiotics), allergies (anti-histamine), anti-inflammatory, broncho-dilators, anti-tussive medications.
The next possibility is pertusis. This condition has a typical type of cough called whooping cough
. Other symptoms include: nasal congestion
, runny nose, dry persistent cough, fever, red/watery eyes, etc.
Please visit a doctor at the earliest, who will evaluate your son, reach a diagnosis and accordingly treat him. In the meantime, home remedies
include: steam inhalation, application of vaporubs, sips of lukewarm water.
I hope I have succeeded in providing the information you were looking for. Please feel free to write back to me for any further clarifications. I would gladly help you.