Medical

Have medical questions? Ask a doctor online!

Ask a Doctor,
Get an Answer ASAP!

My 12 year old son has had a cough for 3 months now. It may…

Customer Question
My 12 year old...

My 12 year old son has had a cough for 3 months now. It may go away for a day or two, but then comes back. Our Pediatrician has sent us to a ENT Specialist, Allergy and Asthma Specialist, Pulmonary Specialist and to Children's Hospital. All of them are stumped. He has been on Antibiotics, Allergy Medicine and a Oral Steroid for 4 weeks now. We thought we may have been in the clear because the past 2.5 weeks he was pretty much cough free. 3 days ago, the cough came back and it has been non-stop for the last 3 days. Thoughts?

Doctor's Assistant: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?

Allergic to Penicillin

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Medical
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Medical Question
Answered in 5 minutes by:
12/5/2017
Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 4 months ago
DrRussMD
DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 65,671
Experience: Internal Medicine--practice all of internal medicine, all ages, family, health, prevention, complementary medicine, etc.
Verified

Hi.
Welcome to just answer. I am here to answer questions for education and information. I will respond shortly with an answer, or a question for you

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 4 months ago

What test has the GI doctor done?

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
He has had an upper GI and that came back normal.
Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 4 months ago

So he has not bee scoped or had a ph monitor, correct?

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
He was tested for whopping cough and it was negative. I don't believe he has had a ph monitor test done.
Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 4 months ago

And he did not have a scope to the stomach?

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
No. Only to the throat.
Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 4 months ago

OK

So, sometimes hidden acid reflux causes a cough only.

And just looking at the throat does not confirm it or deny it.

A ph monitor can be inserted into the esophagus, and this can fully rule out cough for acid reflux, which can be intractable, even with treatment.

Cough without explanation can rarely be neurological, it is a brain pattern that must be resolved. In this case, he would need to see a neurologist.

Those are my thoughts at this point.

OK, let me know if you have more information or questions.

Also, please click a positive rating on the rating scale. [This must be done manually on the rating scale on the page]. In fact, a 5 rating squares me with JustAnswer and allows me to provide prompt and accurate service to you, but does not increase your cost. And, I will be here for any follow up needed.

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I forgot. He has been on Omezeperole for 2 months.
Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 4 months ago

Yes, and that is why ph monitoring is needed. Omeprazole can fail, and the only way to know is with the monitor.

Please don't forget to click a 5 rating manually and then I don't have to worry about justanswer and my credit with them. I am here for follow up as needed.

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Was this answer helpful?
Ask DrRussMD Your Own Question
DrRussMD
DrRussMD
DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 65,671
65,671 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Internal Medicine--practice all of internal medicine, all ages, family, health, prevention, complementary medicine, etc.

DrRussMD is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me.

Susan O.USA

I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much

Corrie MollPretoria, South Africa

I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well!

ClaudiaAlbuquerque, NM

Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion.

KevinBeaverton, OR

Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
I feel better already! Thank you.

ElanorTracy, CA

Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem.

JulieLockesburg, AR

You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions.

John and StefanieTucson, AZ

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Family Physician

Family Physician

Doctor

2,592 satisfied customers

Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years

Dr. Ketch

Dr. Ketch

Board Certified Physician

76 satisfied customers

Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University

DrRussMD

DrRussMD

Board Certified Physician

65,671 satisfied customers

Internal Medicine--practice all of internal medicine, all ages, family, health, prevention, complementary medicine, etc.

Dr Basu

Dr Basu

Experienced Specialist

20,746 satisfied customers

MD

Dr. David

Dr. David

Board Certified Physician

224 satisfied customers

Treat children/young adults, former chief resident, multiple publications

Dr. D. Love

Dr. D. Love

Doctor

17,463 satisfied customers

Family Physician for 10 years; Hospital Medical Director for 10 years.

Dr Chip (M.D.)

Dr Chip (M.D.)

Doctor

14,592 satisfied customers

20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.

< Previous | Next >

Related Medical Questions
Having a lot of asthma like symptoms. No moved to area a few
No moved to area a few months ago but don't have a new doctor here yet my previous dr called in a rx for albutoral inhaler I have a lot of sinus and allergy problems and am now also taking Allegra but just constant drainage and coughing and wheezing … read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,746 satisfied customers
Doctor: I am a 75 year old female with a history of asthma
This question is for a doctor: I am a 75 year old female with a history of asthma under good control with inhaled steroids. Approximately one hour ago I was eating a chocolate marshmallow egg and the … read more
Dr Uzair
Dr Uzair
FCPS (R) General Surgery
M.B.,B.S. FCPS
3,788 satisfied customers
Okey I taking penicillin vk 500mg 3 times a day and I
okey I taking penicillin vk 500mg 3 times a day and I getting a loud high pitch ringing in my left ear this for an ear infection am also taking alprazolam 0.25mg for panack attack but 15 pills my doct… read more
Edgar Rubio Villegas
Edgar Rubio Villegas
Emergency physician
Surgeon in Traumatology and Orthopedics
742 satisfied customers
I have been in and out of the hospital and have my asthma
I have been in and out of the hospital and have my asthma pumps but I used it up and one day my chest hurts it feels like my air way block it's like I'm making myself breathe and it's hard … read more
Dr Stan
Dr Stan
DO
2,961 satisfied customers
Is this real? N'ai. Does yoga and martial arts, has asthma
Hello, is this real? JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking? Customer: N'ai. JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know? Customer: d… read more
Dr. A
Dr. A
Medical Degree
390 satisfied customers
My mum is suffering from asthma and currently she is
Hi , my mum is suffering from asthma and currently she is hospitalised . It's been 6 days she is on heavy antibiotics and oxygen but there is no improvement I do have her reports I wana consult with d… read more
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Senior Registrar Critical Care Medicine
Doctoral Degree
7,988 satisfied customers
I have asthma. When I cough or sneeze I have a pain that
I have asthma. When I cough or sneeze I have a pain that goes down my arm. Sometimes it won't be my arm, but it will be my chest or my upper back. This has been going on for the last 10 years, but onl… read more
Dr.Sawhney
Dr.Sawhney
Post-Doctoral Degree
6,452 satisfied customers
I'm having on and off shortness of breath. I have asthma and
Hi, I'm having on and off shortness of breath. I have asthma and seasonal allergies. Winter has been very warm and it rained all week. The mold in our shower seems to be back. I took a shower and late… read more
Dr Su S
Dr Su S
Doctoral Degree
19,787 satisfied customers
I would like information on tracheal stenosis. I have asthma
yes. I have asthma and had reflux that I did have reflux surgery for in 2016. I have trouble with feeling of phlegm in my airway for over two years. it is in the area between my lungs and throat … read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,746 satisfied customers
Do I need a prescription? I am allergic to penicillin, I
No just a history of ATV accidents other than that I"m pretty health 51 year old I was on them about 2 years ago and had a test after 30 days to make sure my body was handling them and all was good… read more
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Doctor
M.D.
14,592 satisfied customers
My 4 year old son has strep. He is allergic to penicillin
My 4 year old son has strep. He is allergic to penicillin and we are unable to get him to take the oral medication that was prescribed to us. Is there an injection that is not penicillin based?… read more
Dr. Hasan
Dr. Hasan
Consultant
Post-Doctoral Degree
3,620 satisfied customers
Was given penicillin for what doctor said was strep. After 6
Was given penicillin for what doctor said was strep. After 6 out of 10 days of taking pills , I have had diarrhea for 2 1/2 days. It su … read more
Dr. Mo
Dr. Mo
Board Certified Physician
MD
1,867 satisfied customers
Is there penicillin in azitromicina. Not symptoms. I'm
Not symptoms. I'm allergic to penicillin. So is there any in azitromicina … read more
Dr. Sohaib
Dr. Sohaib
Fellowship in Medicine
3,350 satisfied customers
Have a bad cold, asthma and getting "coughing fits" that
have a bad cold, asthma and getting "coughing fits" that feel like my head will explode - I have been taking Vicks Dayquil and drinking lots of water, could I take a oxycodone tablet after I am free o… read more
Dr. D. Love
Dr. D. Love
Doctor
Doctoral Degree
17,463 satisfied customers
Is there such a thing as "seasonal Asthma"? Montelukast
Yes. Montelukast 10MG, ProAir oral inh,Fluticasone nasal spray & Benzonatate 100MG. This is the 3rd Oct. in a row that I develop this cough. … read more
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Doctor
M.D.
14,592 satisfied customers
My doctor gave me penicillin for a soar throat and now its
my doctor gave me penicillin for a soar throat and now its worse I have a very painful swollen blister tounge and throat cant eat or drink anything … read more
DrRussMD
DrRussMD
Board Certified Physician
65,671 satisfied customers
I am allergic to many antibiotics, including penicillins,
I am allergic to many antibiotics, including penicillins, sulfa and keflex. I currently have an infected ingrown toenail and am wondering what antibiotic can safely treat it. I have no problem with ce… read more
Dr.Sawhney
Dr.Sawhney
Post-Doctoral Degree
6,452 satisfied customers
Can a person overdose on penicillin? Just the penicillin.
Just the penicillin. Dosage on bottle said 2 tablets by mouth stat; 1 tablet four times a day. Took first twol after 1pm. Last four after 4pm. … read more
Dr Josh
Dr Josh
Doctor
B.A.M.S.
7,004 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x