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Has your husband been considered for reflux?
In general, chronic coughs are caused by the following things:
3. post nasal drip
4. reflux disease
If he has tried the antibiotics, allergy meds and sudafed, then the next thing is reflux medication
He does have a reflux. He's been taking Nexium.
Well, it is possible that despite the nexium, his reflux is triggering the cough
the best thing to do at this point is see an ENT doctor- because he should be scoped to see if the cords are more irritated
which suggests reflux
nasal polyps which are found on ENT exam can also cause a chronic cough
He's had a reflux for about 3Y now but he had never had any cough with it. Also, it started after my son had his spells.
have they seen an allergist?
Not yet. Also, he doesn't have any spells when he is sleeping. Shouldn't reflux symptoms worsen when laying down?
They usually do
I am trying to troubleshoot with you to the less obvious causes
At this point antibiotics haven't worked
Other things are post nasal drip, allergies and reflux
Sudafed will not work if the issue is a nasal polyp
if your son has it as well, allergies could be the culprit
it is time to start thinking more broadly
What would be your next step?
My next step would be to see an allergist
get your son and your husband tested
make sure it is not mold, dander, etc
if that is negative, then the ENT doc
Thank you for your help.
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please keep me posted on your progress
I will be checking in with you in about 2 weeks...
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