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Dear Dr, My son (14 years) has an intermittent cough which

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Dear Dr,
My son (14 years) has an intermittent cough which leads to vomiting. It has been ongoing for almost 2 weeks now. This is following a rather long episode of cold symptoms which he had over the Christmas period. His mother had similar cold symptoms also. To rectify the cold, both were given a course of antibiotics to be taken if cold symptoms lasted more than a week. His mother took hers but my son didn't; that is not until the cold continued.
I'm wondering if he has something residual like nora virus. We are having a little difficulty in taking him to the GP. What can you suggest?
kindest regards,
Peter Haynes
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he needs to see a GP doctor and get a chest xray and sputum culture if he is coughing up sputum.
he could have a bacterial pneumonia
or a bronchitis viral or bacterial
or he could be having asthma attacks or bronchiectasis swelling of his airways causing cough.
he should have tried his course of antibiotics first. this would have eliminated bacterial causes for his cough.
if he has asthma, this can be diagnosed with a peak flow meter or pulmonary function testing. asthma medications would be needed.
if he has bronchiectasis, he would need a course of steroid therapy to help decrease swelling of his airways to calm down cough.
he has to see his GP or else the cause of his cough will not be determined.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thanks to Dr David. I shall take your advice and consider the follow up suggestions. You were very reassuring and helpful.Thank you kindly for your very prompt response.
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