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5yo DS has had a cough on and off for weeks and it's currently really bothering him

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Thanks. We'll be going back to the docs about his ear soon so might mention it then. Sorry your boys have suffered from it.

All three of my boys have had post-viral wheeze or the cough from it.

In DS1 it turned out to be a sign of mild asthma.
DS2 grew out of it.
DS3 still has it but less frequently.

I sent them into school as normal but they had an inhaler in school and the school had a plan as to when to use it.

It might be a post-viral wheeze type cough.
If so, then a salbutamol inhaler could help.
He can use a spacer with it.
So yes, it's probably worth taking him to the GP.

Should I be doing something? Just discovered I was wrong to be doing nothing about his chronic ear infection...should I be taking him to the docs about his cough? What, if anyhitng, would they do? Should he be off school if he's the same at the end of this week?

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