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    My son is now 14 months I don't remember him without a cough and it's not going away he coughs so violently and brings up everything I hav spent the last 14 months extremely stressed he vomits so badly through his nose to and they are big vomits I've also noticed this cough starts whilst he eating sometimes and he keeps coughing till he brings his food up and then won't eat anymore weaning him onto food is difficult as won't eat much and wants his bottle and now he's getting constipated regularly when will he stop coughing so badly and the vomitting go states chest is clear X-ray done came back clear what could be causing this and I don't know what to give him to eat anymore





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    hi i need some advice my baby is 7 months old, and has breathing difficulties. he chokes when he lies flat, he very tight chested and wheezie all the time, seems to get ocasional have panick atacks when he is coughing. and worst cases goes blue around the mouth. everybody i meet says he sounds like he has a bad chest infection. he has seen so many different dr in these 7 months, they all say the same he is eating and most of the time well in himself so they arn't worried. send me home, i have got an inhaler for him but it does nothing. i feel like im going crazy i cant sleep im up with him all the time incase he chokes. what can i do?? what is it? any advice would be great.





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    Hi I am going through exactly the same thing with my son, now 12 but he has been like this since he was a toddler. We have just been refered to a Gastroentirologist recently. He was on meds for reflux but that didn't seem to make it go completely.There is a condition called eosonophilic oesophogitis where certain trigger foods cause a delayed reaction in kids sometimes days after.They tend to have issues with eating, trouble swallowing, vomiting, coughing while eating, having to drink between mouthfuls are some of the issues. My son described it as it is like he has a door in his throat and sometimes it is open and the food goes down ok, and sometimes it shuts and the food gets stuck.He then has to induce vomitng to get the food out.He has also been running off to the loo like this since he was 4. He gets a ' look' on his face and stops eating and you can tell what is coming next. The Dts thought it might be a hiatus hernia but 2 bariums showed nothing untoward wrong.The only way to diagnose eosonophilic oesophogitis is with an endoscopy and biopsies which look for more than 50 white blood cells present in the osophogus which normally should not be there.These are caused by consuming food/ foods which the child is allergic to, but because the reaction is a delayed one it is harder to detect.The cells inflame the throat causing scarring and this causes the dysphagia ( trouble swallowing) This is what I am trying to get the Drs to check for woth my son as he is typically atopic ( allergic ) . My son has year round rhinitis, mouth breathes and many allergies including pets, dust, tree and grass pollens, foods and asthma since he was 1. Also in young children failure to thrive or being small for age, sleep difficulties, tummy aches and lots of ear/ throat infections are very common as well as what you mentioned. I hope you get some answers and us too ! It's been a long road !

    hi im a bit worried bout my partner he bin coughing for the past week like myself and my kids yeday i woke up wif a cold bit of a cough but more the swore throat but my partner he being sick everytime he has a coughing fit cud n e one help plz thank u





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    Hi My son is 16 months old. In July he had croup than in August he had bronchitis and in Sept he had chest infection. He has been coughing since July (more or less) but he never stopped and he never whiz (except when he had bronchitis). For the first three months I kept going to see a health professional but I always was told to not worry and that it would go soon. Now it is the fourth months of his coughing and I was told that he might have asthma and prescribed a brown inhalator (earlier he had a blue one but it didn’t help). I don’t believe that he has asthma as we have no family history of asthma. We have some problems with high humidity at home and I think that might be problem or he might be allergic to something. I am coughing myself now for over a month and haven’t got asthma.We don't smoke or hve any pets and our house is clean. Did you have or are in the same situation? What your GP told you? And what kinds of test were made? I do appreciate all your answers. Thanks





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    My 11 year old daughter, 2 weeks ago started coughing badley i put it down to her asthma because she has been over doing her sports last week we went to see my local nurse to check he asthma and said she was ok but since saterday her cough is much worse with her being sick every time she has a coughing fit we went to the doctors this morning and they said she is ok and there is nothing wrong with her just give her cough medicain but every timme she coughs she is sick. Is this signs of whooping cough. she is up to date with ALL her jabs. If you have any advice for me then that would be grate.





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    here in the uk we only get vaccination for whooping cough as babies so it very well that your daughter could get this at 11 years old.

    It is constent coughing wezzeness in ur chest and feeling really tyed tight chest and strugleing to breath after exersise no it is not a sigh for asthma i will no because i have it

    When my 11yr old daughter is breathing i can hear her, even from a few feet away. Sometimes her breathing is a bit raspy & also she itchy's her chin whilst coughing. She did have Asthma as a young baby, but that faded out.





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    Oh my god I have the same situation with my 20 month old boy. He has difficulty too. Every 2 weeks his cough at night reoccurs and we have to spend the night racing in to stop him from choking. I was told it was viral and then one night it so bad I just went to A & E and they rescribed an inhaler for occasional use. If I use it he on him at night when he is coughing he barely coughs again all night, as this has opened up his airways.





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    I too have a 12 month old daughter and ever since she was 6 months have been coughing like crazy at night. She vomited up 80% of her feeds and it was horrible. I went to my gp hundred times and was told it was viral, it will clear etc etc. It got to the stage where i took her to a&e a month ago and they said all her chest were clear but it may be early asthma. They prescribed salbutamol inhaler to use as needed. It has really helped and she hardly coughs but still it has not completely cleared





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    Im 13 years old and back at the end of November i had a cold and then that cleared up after about 2 weeks then a few days later i had bronchitis (i had that for about 10 days) then i had a chest infection just a week after the bronchitis cleared up, and now its left me coughing all the time, tight chest, wheezing and sharp pains in my chest like its being crushed with a brick





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    I'm 19 and I've had thread worms for a week and then treated them with this pill I had to eat. They helped for the week. This week is week two and I found a live worm in my stool and freaked out. My mom wants me to take some stuff that will make my stomach go out like liquid but I refuse to take it because it's unpleasant to have live worms coming out of you :( I have a twin sister and I think I infected her and now I feel bad. I've been coughing dry coughs and heartburn and it's only when I have worms. What do I do now??? And do u think my mom's idea is a good one?





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