Discussions that mention zyrtec

Children's Health board

Before I begin I will say my son is on Singulair and has been for a couple years due to croupy cough he couldn't seem to kick, he has been doing really well on just Singulair until now. My son has had a cough for 3 months now. I took him to the Dr, she put him on nasal spray. Didn't help. I took him back, they put him on claritin. Didn't help. I took him back they did a breathing test and said he had very poor lung function. They put him on Zyrtec and liquid albuterol and still the nasal spray but dropped the claritin. He has been on the zytrec and albuterol for almost 2 weeks now with very little improvement. The Dr said it was asthmatic cough. :confused:

Anyone else ever deal with this and should I call the dr again? I feel so bad for him to keep running to the dr but this is getting crazy. He hates the meds (said they taste nasty) lol so why keep giving the meds if they aren't working anyway? :(
My daughter is currently going through the same thing. She's been on Singular and Zyrtec for about a year now.

Her doctor also prescribed Xyponex to be administered with a breathing machine at the first sign of a cough. This is supposed to keep the cough from going lower into the lungs. She seems to recover quicker when she does the breathing treatments.

He also said to use a cool mist humidifier in her room at night.

I also received an email the other day about putting vicks vapor rub on the bottom of the childs feet and cover with socks. This is suppossed to helpscoughs. I have not tried that yet.

I probably have not helped much. I know you feel bad at having to give meds all the time with no sign of them working. And with all these new drug recalls, it's hard to know what is right anymore.