Patient :My 11 year old son has asthma. About a month ago he had a virus and had a pretty severe asthma attack. Ever since then, he has had a throat kind of cough and he coughs every 30 seconds to a minute all day except at night when he is sleeping. The doctor did steroids, a chest X-ray, they tested him for allergies, and they scoped him and basically said that his throat/ larynx etc.. are inflamed from coughing so much and are sending him to a speech therapist to help him to stop his cough so the inflammation will go down. Is this normal and what would you recommend?
Post viral cough usually takes longer time to subside and voice rest and cough Syrup be continued. Usually in children with Asthma also would persist as cough variant and would respond with Inhaler. If no persisting fever and other symptoms but just the dry cough, should try Inhaler Levolin and other Asthma treatment as usual prescription. However evaluate by clinician once if no further improvement.
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