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Have they done any tests so far?
Does he has symptoms like nasal obstruction, nasal discharge, headache etc?
Does he cough more at night and is it dry or a cough with phlegm?
Does he complain of any bad taste or breath in mouth?
Any history of pain abdomen?
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No problem. I am sorry to hear about your problem. I am going to address your primary concern but later you can ask anything you want.
As per symptoms there can be few causes. Most likely it can be acid reflux from the stomach. It is a very common cause of chronic cough and specially in children it is a well documented cause. The other causes which are less likely but equally possible are allergic cough, mild asthma or a sinus infection. In reflux causing cough, there may not be any pain abdomen and people quite frequently present with cough only.
Same is true for sinus infection. There may not be any sinus symptom other than cough.
So in my opinion, you should get him seen by a child specialist.
cough for 2 months needs investigations like chest and sinus x rays. Blood complete picture and ESR.
This should not be ignored because cough is just a symptom and reason behind it, should be investigated.
GP is not the best person to see for this.
But i reassure you that nothing sounds serious so please don't stress yourself.
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You can add any info later on when your son comes back.
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