I am feeling so helpless and hope to get some advice. My two year old started having a cough, cold, ear infection... that was about 6 weeks ago. I tried to stay off antibiotics but after 8 days of fever, I gave him amoxicillin. Everything else "seems" to go away except for the cough. It goes from productive to dry cough. He use to wake up coughing at night but now more or less sleep through the night. In general it feels like it is slowly improving but sometimes will go right back to the symptoms he had before like cough waking him up from his nap and sleep. I am so worried... MD wants to give him albuterol and steroids to try. If he responds then he has asthma. I feel uncomfortable giving him that when there is no strong diagnosis of asthma. I am going to a oriental medicine doctor and like I said, i saw improvements but very slow. The MD also wants to give him a PPD test to rule out TB but I have heard about the side effects of PPD test too even though its not a vacine. He is too young to do the quantiferon blood test for TB. I feel very depress that I don't know what is wrong. Other than the cough, there is no other symptoms. He is active, happy, eats well. I did notice after he cries alot, the cough acts up. No cough or shortness of breath after he runs around ( he loves to run). Someone please help me. This is the only place I dare to post as anywhere else, I will be judged by my "stupidity" for not giving him asthma meds to try and the PPD test. Thank you all for listening.
Very worried mom