HI, MY SON WHO TURNED 3YRS OLD IN JUNE LAST YEAR... PICKED UP A BAD FLU IN SEPTEMBER LAST YEAR, HE RECOVERED AROUND LATE OCTOBER. IN DECEMBER HE PICKED UP A BAD COUGH. I HAVE TRIED ALL TYPES OF COUGH SYRUPS. SPECIALIST SAID HE HAD AN ADANOID PROBLEM AND GAVE HIM SHORT TERM TREATMENT BECAUSE HE HAD DIFFICULTY SLEEPING.. THE MEDICATION HELPED BUT HE STILL HAD A BAD COUGH. HE STARTED HAVING INFECTIONS, FEVER AND WAS ON ANTIBIOTICS AND STEROIDS. DOC ADVISED IF WE TAKE HIM FOR BLOOD TEST, TO CHECK BLOOD COUNT, IRON, ALLERGIES.. ALL WAS CLEAR AND ONLY TESTED LIGHT POSITIVE FOR ALLEGIES WITH MILK. THEN WE HAD AN X RAY DONE.. THE XRAY SHOWED THAT THE ADANOIDS WAS BADLY INFLAMMED AND DOC ADVISED WE HAVE IT REMOVED TOGETHER WITH THE THORNSILS. THE OPERATING WAS SUCCESSFUL.. BUT ONCE AGAIN THE COUGH DID NOT GO AWAY. AFTER THE OP IT SEEMS LIKE HE HAVE POST NASAL DRIP EVERY SINGLE DAY AS WELL. I GOT HIM ON ALLECET FOR ALLEGIES AT NIGHT AND BEROTEC FOR COUGH BUT I JUST WISH I KNEW WHY THIS COUGH WONT GO WAY.. :(

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~♥Little Miss - posted on 05/27/2013

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And yeah, I had my tonsils removed when I was 16 to try and stop it. NEVER helped, not even a little bit. I also got the flu shot 2 years ago, and it really helped reduce ALL of my colds and flu. I have only had my bronchitis maybe 3-4 times in the past 2 years, and usually I get it at least 3-5 times in a year. Saying 3 is my conservative number. I will be getting the flu shot every other year. So this is my year.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 05/27/2013

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Gee wiz. You have your kid loaded on drugs. That may not be the answer. I get bronchitis from post nasal drip about 3 times a year, and have had that since I was about 4 years old. Things that help me:

~ never drinking/eating anything cold- it makes me cough more
~ no sugar- makes me cough more
~ stay out of cold air outside or a/c units
~ cool mist humidifier in my room at night to break up the congestion
~ decongestant to stop the drip
~ warm bath or shower to breath in warm vapors
~ sleep
~ no juice (like I said, the sugar and cold will make me cough more)
~ sugar free cough drops ( the regular ones make people like me and your son with post nasal drip cough more cause of the sugar)

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