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Q. My son often has severe cough in the mornings. Could it be an allergy?

Answered by
Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jul 04, 2017 and last reviewed on: Nov 13, 2021

Hello doctor,

My son is 2 years and 8 months old. He has a severe cough nowadays, especially in the morning. I am currently giving him Levolin syrup for his cough. Also, he vomits after a bout of a cough. He has a history of wheezing and was prescribed nebulizers by the doctor. I need to give him antibiotics almost every month. Could it be an allergy?

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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • Do not unnecessarily start him on antibiotics. It is common in children of this age group to have a cough and cold on and off, due to seasonal variations. He will overcome it as he grows old.
  • Do not start antibiotics unless the cough is associated with fever.
  • Continue with the nebulizer and antitussive medications for symptomatic relief.

For more information consult a child health specialist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/child-health-specialist

Thank you doctor,

Is there any medication to improve his immunity?

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Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • There is no medicine to improve immunity except for multivitamins and health supplements.
  • Avoid unnecessary use of antibiotics, that would be sufficient to improve his immune system.

Form more information consult a child health specialist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/child-health-specialist


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