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My son is 16. I thought he just had a cold but this has been

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My son is 16. I thought he just had a cold but this has been going on for two weeks. He wakes up out of his sleep gasping for air, and spitting up sputum. I'm afraid he may have whooping cough.
He says he is eels he is getting better but I want to make sure it is something that is not more serious.
I am treating him with a natural antibiotic, castor oil packs and pro biotics. Could it be something else. he hardly ever gets sick.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Abid replied 1 year ago.

Hi there ...

Thank you for the question ...

As he is ill for last 2 weeks and recent gasping for air with spitting sputum is highly suggestive of respiratory tract infection .

Possibility of Pneumonia should be ruled out .

I will suggest you to get his Chest X ray as early as possible and get prescription medication for him .

As involvement of airways can deteriorate his issues and breathing can be compromised .

So better to visit ER .

Regards ***** ***** luck .

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Expert:  Dr. Abid replied 1 year ago.

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