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Old 11-11-2005, 04:04 PM   #1
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bad cough w/mono

My daughter has had a horrible cough for over a week. In the beginning, that was all it was, a cough. The cough progressively got worse (where she was coughing all the time, interrupting class, not being able to speak a sentence w/o coughing. Took her to the doctors to find out they suspect mono, based on how enlarged and pus covered her tonsils are (she tested neg for strept). She had the blood test today and we'll get results next week. However, she still has this barking irritating cough. Has anyone else experienced this sort of thing with mono?



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Old 11-11-2005, 09:02 PM   #2
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Re: bad cough w/mono

Respiratory infection is not a usual component of mono. However, you can get secondary infections concurrently with mono, so I would suspect that the cough would be an additional illness on top of mono (if she has it).

Old 11-12-2005, 04:32 PM   #3
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Re: bad cough w/mono

have they ruled out croup / whooping cough too.

Old 11-24-2005, 07:40 AM   #4
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Re: bad cough w/mono

Mono test came back negative, she's better but still has the cough. Not as frequent, not as bad. If she still has it after this weekend, she'll go back for further testing.



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Re: bad cough w/mono

Just a possibility, if it's a barking cough she could have bronchitis. As a child I developed bronchitis at the slightest infection - even a simple cold.

Have you tried streaming her next to a how shower? That generally alleviates (or at least helps along) a barking cough by making it more productive. If there is mucus in her lungs, it will be very painful the first few times, but it should help it move on.

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