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Old 01-30-2005, 12:31 PM   #1
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Never ending cold....what meds?

My 5 year old son has had a cold since Christmas. He was on antibiotics and his nose and cough cleared up. Then a week later it came back..oddly enough so did my cold. Now we still have the yukky nose in the morning and the loose cough. My son has asthma, and is on Flovent 125 1 puff morning and night. What else can I give him? Doc said leave it, it will clear on its own. When I take Dristan I find my cough and stuffy/runny nose stop, but he gets sleepy on decongestants, and wired on the "non-drowsy" stuff. He has been tested for allergies, and although they came back negative, I think he reacts to something, we just can't find out what it is. We no longer give him dairy, wheat or sugar products...kinda limits his foods. And I damp dust ect...This cold or whatever it is just wont leave!!! His nasal discharge is creamy yellow in the morning, and clear throughout the day.
Should I try an antihistamine? Can you recommend one that is suitable for an asthmatic, and one that wont effect his asthma....I'm at a loss here. Your help would be appreciated. Thanks