DH has had an annoying cough for ages. He went to GP, got ABs for a throat infection which didn't touch it. GP then gave him an inhaler which also hasn't helped. GP was talking about an ENT referral if inhaler didn't work.
I might be totally of here but it could be Whopping Cough? Because children mostly get vaccinated doctors seem to not think off it.
I was really sick a few months ago. Went to doctors 3 times who tried to tell me I was allergic to my cat. Went to Germany to see family. Went to the doctors there, described symptoms, got a blood test. WHOOPING COUGH!!!!! She said vaccinations only work 80% of the time so there are loads of peole who can still get it.
It turned out my mum, my H2B, 2 people at my work (who work with food btw) and their partners had it. All because not a single doctor here got the diagnosis right.
Just wanted to share this as it's something that seems to get missed a lot and can have bad consequenses.
A friend recently had this and her sister who is a doctor said it was probably a nasal drip (sorry) from an allergy, but said she should get it checked. She had chest x-rays etc and finally that was the diagnosis. She got a beconase (sp) nasal spray and it has cleared up.
My mum had the same thing and I told her about my friend. She went to GP who said it was just her asthma and nothing could be done. In frustration she bought herself a Beconase spray in Boots and after months of coughing it immediately cleared up.