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Hi.Welcome to just answer.
sorry to hear about your son's problem.
so what do i do?
he has already seen five doctors at kaiser
It might be possible that if infections and allergies has been ruled out he is probably suffering from some chronic lung disaese process like fibrosing alveolitis or IPF.He needs investigations like High resolution CT scan or spirometry to rule out these conditions.He needs to be reviewed by a pulmonologist.
what is an immediate remedy to calm down his cough today, we were already suggested to go to a pulmonologist once he as finished his antibiotics. is there anything we can do before we go to one?
He may benefit from steam inhalation and ventoline nebulization.but if the cause is one of the processes which i have mentioned,he will need steroids as well.
What is ventoline nebulization? He was treated with a qvar inhaler which is a mild form steroid, but this had no real benefit.
it is steam inhalaion of a broncodilator called salbutamol.I am not talking about the steroid inhaler i am talking about oral steroids which are needed at higher doses.
Thank you for your help this is same info I got, very tired nothing done with those 5 doctors we have seen still have to wait next week for a referral to a (pulmonologist.).