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my 3 yr old has a persistant cough...sometimes it sounds like

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my 3 yr old has a persistant cough...sometimes it sounds like he is going to vomit...he do has a cold. what can i do to make him feel better
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 7 years ago.

How long is he having this?

Any fever?

Did he have any other symptom or previous illness?

Thank you.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
since yesterday afternoon, along with his nose running... no fever... he does sometimes have wheezing, mostly in the colder months.
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 7 years ago.
Thank you for the information,

The symptoms can mimic viral infection which usually resolve by itself with supportive therapy.

But sometimes, bacterial superinfection can occur during post viral period.

In that case, start of antibiotic will reduce the symptoms.

Keep adequate hydration by giving plenty of fluid like soup, juice etc.

Nasal saline drop can be given.

If the symptoms are not improving, or any wheeze develops, you should consult doctor for examination and investigations to find out the correct diagnosis and start of treatment if it is necessary.

I hope this information helps.

Happy to assist, if you need any clarification.

Best wishes.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

So what should i do now... its 1am over here. and he wont drink anything


Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 7 years ago.
Is he not sleeping now?

How was his urine output today?

Is he wheezing ?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
he is sleeping, but when he starts coughing, sometimes it wakes him up... he is not wheezing, and he did number 2 three times today and urinated twice.
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 7 years ago.
His urine output seems low. which needs to be taken care of by giving adequate fluid.

If he is sleeping normally then he can be observed.

Otherwise he should be taken to ER for an assessment.