For over a few weeks now my 3 year old son, who was previously healthy, has been having coughing fits so strong that they make him vomit.
We are now living with my mother in law because we have been evacuated from our house due to toxic mold growing in our basement. We only recognized it because everyone except me developed a persistent cough.
I am heartbroken that our home, where 2 of my children were born, was making us all so sick. Anyways, we got out as soon as we realized what it was. My oldest sons cough is getting worse now, but thankfully the baby seems healthy.
So the cough wasn't so bad while we were in Boston, but now in Long Island it has progressively gotten worse. At some point it became coughing fits, and now sometimes with the coughing fits he vomits. Sometimes he vomits large amounts of mucous(clear, and sometimes yellow-green), sometimes it is just stomach contents. I am happy that he is getting the mucous out, but i cannot allow him to go on vomiting whenever he coughs.
We've been to a few doctors, the first, our primary pediatrician(also a pulmonlogist), listened to their lungs, and dismissed the cough as a sinus irritant and told us to give him delsym. The delsym didn't do anything, so we went back to an urgent care doctor in NY. We described our concerns, and she prescribed him singulair and claritin. We've been on that since 26 August. I know it does better over a length of time, but I don't know how much it is helping. It seems that he is coughing less often, but still vomiting with the long coughing fits.
I am positive that this is related to the toxic mold, and I would love advice on how to heal him. We are concerned about him having asthma, but he has no wheezing. We've been giving him saline in a nebulizer, which seemed to be helping, but we lapsed for 2 days, and it got worse again. We are back on 2x/daily nebulizers, which will hopefully help, but I need other suggestions. We had been giving him raw honey to soothe his throat, but that doesn't seem to help.
Any ideas, how can I get him to stop coughing as such, and definitely help with the vomiting. We want to take him to an allergist, but I don't know how soon that can happen.