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Old 06-01-2009, 12:59 PM   #14
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Re: child with cronic cough only at home

I agree with Jenny. You should mention tourettes syndrome to your doctor.
A cough in a child is not always so easy to diagnose. Make sure your child has all the necessary tests done. She will need to have pulmonary function tests, and histamine challenge tests, and will need to see a doctor who specializes in asthma because she can have cva which is cough variant asthma. You will also need to see a respiralogist and an ent. Also get her rechecked by an allergist. If all these tests come back negative please know that some children do have "habit cough", does your daughter sleep through the night? or does the cough keep her awake? also, ask the ent if he can scope her and do a croup series, which is an xray which will show if her upper airways are normal.Good luck to you and your child, a cough is not so easy to diagnose.
Hope i was of some help.