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My 3 years old son has chesty cough for 2 years

Hey, My son has had an almost constant chesty/mucus cough for about 2 years. chest x rays come back clear and bloods are all ok. i m getting a bit concerned now because it is showing NO signs of clearing up. He sounds awful first thing in the morning. I ve no idea what else to do or what is the problem ?? Thanks Sarah
Sat, 1 Oct 2011
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hi,

my daughter has been going though the same thing for 2 yrs now also. She seems worse at night and in the morning. (constant runny nose and chest and nasal conjustion w/ mucus/phlem cough) She has had 5 chest x-rays, adnoids out, bacterial pneumonia twice, allergy test and no one can seem to figure it out. now they want to test her for CF. i did stop giving her milk products for over a month now seemed to have helped alittle, but still nothing. she is on in inhaled steroid and albuteral as breathing treatments.

please let meknow if you should have any ideas or find anything that helps your family it would be greatly appreiciated!
Dana
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Sarah,
Our little boy is 19 months and has had the same symptoms for the last year or so and then some.
We've no idea either - the MS tests have come back in the clear.
email me simon@reanimate.co.uk with your address and if we find anything I'll let you know (and vice-versa please!)
Thanks,

Simon.
Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Aashish Raghu's  Response
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This could be due to respiratory infection. You should try letting him to steam inhalation and also take antitussives under medical supervision to relieve the thick mucus from blocking in the chest. This will do a great help for him. If his sputum is yellowish in colour he may need antibiotics to eradicate bacterial infection. Keep him well hydrated. Give diet rich in fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables and also high protein diet like cereals, pulses, eggs, chicken, lean meat.
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dr.mohsin madni's  Response
welcome to hcm,
the child should not be put on unncessar medication.dietin liquid form give the immense relief.
you make use for child alomoned peel out+natural honey+grinded liquoris in shape of paste and allow him to suck twice or thrice a day.
dr.mohsin madni
madni66@saudia.com
General & Family Physician Dr. Jitender Chauhan's  Response
Hello, welcome to Healthcaremagic. Your son could be having an allergic cough or any congenital disorder like cystic fibrosis. It is very difficult to comment further without proper examination and evaluation. You must take him to pediatrician for proper evaluation. Wish him good health.
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