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Child coughing, has blood in vomit, bloody nose. What should I do?

My son has been coughing now for 3 weeks. We went to the emergency room on tues with a bit of blood in his vomit . They sent us home since we couldn t find anything. I was just woken up by his little brother and he was coughing so hard he is now having a bloody nose? what should I do? More Information: fever hasn t been higher than 99 no pain anywhere coughing is so bad sometimes it seems like he is gasping for breathe he is 9
Asked On : Wed, 27 Jun 2012
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Reason for cough in your child may be due to:
1.Allergy or asthmatic: as no fever, mostly at night.Is there any family history?or seasonal history?
For this you can try some antiallergic syrups like of cetrizine,if it works it confirms allergy than proper treatment should be started .
2. Infection : It may be due to infection, but less chances.For this if some sputum is coming give it for culture in laboratry.Start antibiotic according to culture sensitivity.

Other important test like Blood examination(including PBF), Chest X ray & ENT examination should also be done.
Answered: Wed, 27 Jun 2012
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