DS came down w a runny nose about 2.5 wks ago. It was fine and went away in a few days. Then about a wk later came down w a cough which I know was related to this cold. He had a fever of around 99.9 for 2 nights then it was gone. Last week I took him to the Dr and he said he had a sinus infection and that if it did not clr up within a few days to get some antibiotics. Since then it seemed to go away and then last night again he was coughing at night. Physically he has not been affected too much-still chases the dog and is not acting sick. What concerns me is that a few times he said his body hurt and said not feeling good. This was around nap time so I'm sure being tired made him feel worse. Most of the time he is normal. So he has this real loose kinda cough and I am not sure if I should get the antibiotics??? I've stocked up on Vitamin C, elderberry, coconut oil,fresh OJ everyday etc in hopes of getting rid of this. I would say he coughs maybe 15 min at night and hardly at all during the day. I hate giving antibiotics but want him to get rid of this. Pls help. What would you do for a lingering cough like this?
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5/26/09 at 11:00am