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7m ds sounds like Darth Vader

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bluey12 Tue 23-Apr-13 21:49:01

He's has a cough and runny nose for nearly 3 months now; is on his 2nd course of antibiotics, has also had a course of steroids and an inhaler over the past few weeks. The cough is worse at night but doesn't worry him except to wake him up. He sleeps much better when propped up.
He is still a very happy engaged little boy but I am getting quite concerned that the cough won't shift and more so that his breathing day and night sounds as if he's an understudy for Darth Vader and isn't getting any better. The DRs have variously diagnosed croup, a clear chest, a crackly chest, a squeaky chest, an infection, nothing......over the past 3 months!!!
Can anyone reassure me that this noise is nothing to worry about and will clear eventually, or make any suggestions to help?

Sirzy Tue 23-Apr-13 21:52:01

If your worried then take him to A and E. Is he struggling to breathe at all?

Have you given the inhaler? Does that help

Perhaps ask for a chest x to check the infection has cleared.

Sirzy Tue 23-Apr-13 21:52:08

chest x ray

BeaWheesht Wed 24-Apr-13 00:18:35

It sounds like bronhiolitis to me. I'd take him to a&e tonight.

BeaWheesht Wed 24-Apr-13 00:19:17

Pa and yes if antibiotics finish and no better demand x ray

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