my 5 year old has had a cough for more than 3 months been several times to docter and been on several antibiotics and cough syrups any suggestions

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Jodi - posted on 01/06/2013

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I have to ask why they are giving her antibiotics? Does she have a chest infection? They should at least do tests to determine this if it has been going on this long. Antibiotics won't work if it is a viral infection.

Also have them test for whooping cough. Whooping cough doesn't present the same in older children as it does in infants, and is often just a persistent ongoing cough, and whooping cough needs very specific antibiotics.

Rita - posted on 01/08/2013

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Try alternatives. Go to a Health pharmacy and explain the situation. See what they say. Try using a humidifier with cool air to help with any congestion.

Hope this helps.

Rita

Rose - posted on 01/06/2013

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My son had a persistent cough for about 4 months before the doctor heard wheezing in his chest and gave him medicine to prevent asthma and an inhaler. After the first dose of both, there was a noticeable difference... For the first time in a few months I wasn't listening to him cough at night. Now a few months later, the cough has not returned. So not sure if this helps or not but it worked for us.

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Alana - posted on 01/08/2013

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Too much antibiotics also run down the immune system, a pro-biotic should help with the effects of the antibiotics.
It could also be allergy related or a type of asthma after a bad infection....have you tried a homeopathy? there are may great therapists out there!

Tsana - posted on 01/06/2013

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yes they said there was infection but it doent clear up after being on antibiotics

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