Wednesday, December 16, 2009

2 causes

Christopher has been coughing (more like hacking like an old lady) for a week plus now. With the coming holidays and my paed going off, the 2nd time we went to see him, he told us this:

Cough is caused by 2 things, either an infection or an allergy.
Since Christopher does not have a fever and is running around, his cough is most likely an allergic reaction rather than an infection.

We have been controlling his food intake since the 1st visit to the doctor. Which meant no ice cream, chocolate, nothing fried, chips, citrus fruits, grapes etc. for 3-4 days. But his condition only slightly improved.

So, the allergic reaction would most probably be due to weather, change in temperature, humidity level.

Which (in my heart I was going !&^!@&#^) we can't control!!!

For his second visit, to control the allergy and stop it from ending up in an asthma attack (due to more secretion/phlegm being created which could result in a constriction of the bronchiol) Christopher was prescribed stronger cough medication and a steriod (to be taken for 3 days only).

And what more, his teacher told me he had a nose bleed when he woke up from sleep yesterday afternoon. And it was still bleeding when I picked him up in the evening.

And 2 days ago, his nose starting running in a marathon!!!

I woke up at 4 am this morning wondering what I can do to help my kid. Coz only God can control the weather!!!

And herbal teas don't work on him. He refuses even Lor Hon Kor and Barley.

7 comments:

Angeline said...

I may sound Abnormal, but mucus is an accumulation of the 'germs' which are causing the allergy.

Hence, what the body is doing is getting RID of the germs. Let the body do what it needs to do. Once the 'germs' are out, he'll be well and will be MORE immune to THIS allergy cause in future.

To speed up the 'extermination', give him warm plain water....

Get well soon boy, Christmas is coming...

Merryn said...

I do agree with Angeline there. I'll normally let nature do its job and if really it is a prolong situation that is getting more serious.. then I'll try something else. Hope he gets better soon.. Take care.

mommy to chumsy said...

oh no..poor Christopher. What kind of steroid? Ashley was coughing for 3 weeks and the paed gave her Singulair and she has stopped coughing (phlemy cough) after taking them for 1.5 weeks. fyi, it's best to stop giving him chicken meat, eggs and bananas (according to the chinese herbalist). I stopped giving Ashley all that when she's coughing.

Speedy recovery to Christopher :)

Moomykin said...

Get well, soon, Boyboy.

Take care too, Mommy.

Debbie Y said...

Yeah, the weather really the caused. Both my kiddos having running nose too...

andrewjune said...

how's Chris by now?
sppedy recovery to him, it's xmas eve already...

coffeesncookies said...

Mine's been coughing on and off for >6 months. Tried everything and avoided everything, still doesn't work. Last Sat, I took her to another doctor and said she could be allergic to something, now she's on stronger meds and if it doesn't work, she might have to take a course of Singulair. I do believe it's the allergy.
Hope Christoper gets rid of the cough soon.