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.