My son is 2 months and 3 weeks old, we have been to the emergency room and his doctors and no one can help me with his cough. He cannot sleep and is very frustrated with the coughing. Can someone please help me?

Since you have already taken your son to a hospital and they have not found out the cause of his persistent cough, I would suggest that you visit a specialist as well as an ENT specific hospital. A cough is not a disease in itself but is actually a symptom. Unless the cause of this persistent cough is not verified and treated, his immune system will be weakened and he can become susceptible to other diseases as well.

You can take him for a spirometry test which will assess his current lung conditions as well as help to diagnose diseases like Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a condition in a patient's airway gets blocked leading to a chronic cough. Although this is not a defining factor, if either you or your spouse smokes, there is a higher possibility that your son may be suffering from COPD.

There is also the possibility of Cough variant asthma. You mentioned that your son coughs a lot at night, which is extremely common with people suffering from this condition. If it is a dry cough that is often accompanied by a wheezing sound, it would be wise to take him in for a test called methacholine challenge which is used to diagnose this condition.

answered by M W

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