I love Mothering... whenever I have an issue I'm tempted to start a thread about, I do a search and ususally find the exact topic I had in mind!
For the last two winters in a row, my DD has developed a cough that lasts for about two months at a time. Both of those times, it was a dry cough, and happened in the Real Winter months. I took her to her ped. to check in, and he wasn't concerned. It just faded away very gradually.
About two weeks ago, the cough came back.
It is not winter quite yet, and this time she sounds a little raspy. As it slowly gets worse, she's having fits that sound like barking, with harsh gasps for air in between. Just like before, though, she has no other symptoms at all, and feels fine when she's not coughing.
Does this sound like asthma or allergies to anyone?
Would a family practitioner be likely to pick up on it if it was, or should I seek out someone else?
She has an appt. with our FP in two days. (I'll ask about whooping cough too- any experience with that, anyone?)
bbb- I've never heard of Pycnogenol. What is that? Where do we find it?
kdandq- is that supplement geared toward this specifically? where did you get it?
We've tried some herbs, natural cough syrup, and are still upping her Vitamin C... no change. I feel badly sending her to school, even though I've discussed it with everyone and they're okay with it, since it's her only symptom.