What helps get rid of that lingering cough after a cold? My son
Posted 14 July 2009 - 10:58 AM
Posted 14 July 2009 - 11:33 AM
Posted 14 July 2009 - 11:33 AM
Walking pneumonia can be very serious.
Posted 14 July 2009 - 11:37 AM
I have not found anything that works so I just let it work itself out.
My son has had a lingering cough that led into allergy season and that is when things got ugly.
Posted 14 July 2009 - 04:44 PM
Posted 14 July 2009 - 05:52 PM
Posted 14 July 2009 - 05:59 PM
This exact thing happened to my son when he was a toddler/preschooler--he'd get a cold and get over it, then cough like crazy for 3 or 4 weeks! He was finally diagnosed w/cough variant asthma and used steroids/nebulizer occasionally. The ped said it is the type that only follows a virus. He outgrew it w/in 3 yrs. or so. It's no fun, that's for sure.
That is my DS as well. For a cough like that that lingers, sometimes his asthma meds will help, but it is still mainly just a lot of time and fluids that help to work it out.
He did have walking pneumonia during his kindergarten year. So his cough did linger (like it tends to do), but he would run random high fevers a couple nights a week...otherwise no other signs. I would watch out for the fevers, drink tons (popcicles count!), and probably take some mucinex.
Posted 14 July 2009 - 06:01 PM
Posted 14 July 2009 - 06:04 PM
If your son does not seem to be improving, then I would suggest you take him in to see his doctor just to be sure it is nothing more serious.
Posted 14 July 2009 - 06:30 PM
I'm going to start her on the medicine right now, hopefully it will give her some relief.
I'll let you know if it seems to make a big difference.
Posted 14 July 2009 - 06:32 PM
Another idea would be to use some Vicks Vapor Rub or something similar that has an effect of opening the passages. This can help reduce some lingering inflammation.
Posted 14 July 2009 - 10:13 PM
Then I use Vicks, a humidifier, and treat him as if he is still sick- early to bed, not too busy, cut back on sugar.
Posted 21 November 2011 - 08:31 PM
Posted 22 November 2011 - 08:22 AM
used to be able to get over a cold in a couple of days, but now it lingers and then he ends up with a cough. He's had a cough for almost 3 weeks now. It's productive, not green, he feels fine except for this cough. He and a friend have had the same symptoms. That friend went to the dr and he said it was a virus, so I'm not rushing ds to the doctor yet. In all honesty, he's never had a cough last more than a few days, so I'm not sure what's up with that. He's a child that has hardly been sick. I've given him Mucinex to thin the drainage going down his throat. I've given him Zyrtec. The Mucinex helps, not sure the Zyrtec does. With ragweed season approaching, I'd like to get him over this cough and build his immune system up.
It took two weeks of the max dose of Mucinex for a horrid, "sticky" cough my 11 year old had. It was so awful she would wake up choking and gagging.
I was very afraid it would settle and become pneumonia but it let up at last.