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my son who is 4 has a cough ,he has had it on and of for 3

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my son who is 4 has a cough ,he has had it on and of for 3 years its a dry cough could this be allergy related

Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Natasha replied 3 years ago.

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it is possible that this is allergy related or this could even be untreated asthma

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you can try giving him over the counter antihistamine like benadryl or claritin and seeing if that helps

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but you may want to ask your doctor for a prescription for albuterol inhaler

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

he is on 2 inhalers already blue one and flixotide inhaler he takes antihistamines already

Expert:  Dr. Natasha replied 3 years ago.
Has he seen an allergist?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

yes they all come back clear

Expert:  Dr. Natasha replied 3 years ago.
Has he been evaluated for reflux?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

no he hasn't? don't know anything about this? its been on going now for over 3 years he has had tonsils out as they was enlarged but this has not helped either I have to do recordings to take to surgey as feel they do not believe me how bad it is

Expert:  Dr. Natasha replied 3 years ago.
Well, things that cause cough are:

1.asthma
2. allergies
3. reflux

I would talk to his GP about maybe starting him on some antacid medications
because the gastric fluid can come up into his chest and irritate the lungs causing cough
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