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My dd has had a cough for over 2 months now. During this time, she has had a cold come and go, but her cough persists.

After a month and a half, she went on anti-biotics for 5 days. The cough went away for the duration of the meds and came right back. Actually, it came back as croup and now is what my dr. calls a virus again.
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Anyway...now she has prescribed 2 types of asthma medicine....to which I am reeling....granted, I know nothing about asthma, but it doesn't run in our family at all and she has never had a cough in her life and now she might have asthma???

So, I am feeling really overwhelmed b/c I don't even know where to begin to research what to do.

I'm hoping someone has some homeopathic remedy I can try for the cough before starting to look into allergies/asthma...
 

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ds had a chronic cough.

these things helped:

eliminating wheat from his diet
getting encasings for our pillows and comforters
sulphur something homeopathic from our ped.

Good lucK!
 

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This may sound completely ingonorant....

but if she has never had a problem with wheat, would it just show up after almost 1.5 years?

If I wanted to check it, would I just elmininate it for 2 weeks or so and check?

What are pillow/comforter ecasings?


Thank you so much for your time.
 

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I don't know about the wheat thing showing up at 1.5, but that doesn't sound that odd to me. I think a low grade allergy can easily go unnoticed for a while and take a while for symptoms to build. May be a different food thing though. Or not at all! If you do elimination, you probably want to aim for a month or so. Check out the allergy forum too...


And here is a link with pillow and other encasings here:
http://www.natlallergy.com

may not be allergies at all, but in my experience with ds, it was.

good luck!
 

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DD/2.5 is just getting over Croup (and now I think the baby has it
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Is she having and Stridor (serious breathing difficulties)? My DD had a lot of Stridor (her breathgin was SO LOUD) and that's why all those meds (esp the shot) were needed.

Everything our ped told me matched up with info I found online about treating Croup. None of it is very fun, but DD has snapped back pretty quickly. Her fever is gone and the cough is much better (just 2 days after seeing the doc), and her breathing is nearly silent again. I found this dr sears article to be helpful.
 
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