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Our son has recently had bad coughs, more so at night and has

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Our son has recently had bad coughs, more so at night and has just finished a course of antibiotics possible lung infection. He perked up but has started coughing badly again. He seems a little pale and a little off with his appetite. We are quite worried about whether this could be more serious than just an infection as our doctor said if it gets any worse we should take him to hospital. We have also recently discovered we have black mold from condensation and humidity in our home and are concerned this could be something to do with it. He has just woke up coughing again and we are panicking a little. please advise.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
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There are two possibilities here.

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1. recent infection left behind inflammation in his airways causing bronchitis like symptoms. Coughing is common presentation.

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2. Mold allergy--reactive airways disease is the term.

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Usually coughing is also associated with wheezing and shortness of breath.

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Thirdly, there is a possibility of fungal infection of the lungs as well.

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Antibiotics only helps partially.

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Anti fungal medications are used after confirmation.

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I think it is better to take him to the hospital xrays, breathing test to confirm the diagnosis.

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The treatment can be planned based on the underlying cause.

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A lung specialist also can be consulted with in the hospital.

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