My 2.5 year old son has had allergy problems from
approximately six weeks after birth. It seems to have improved with time.
Recently he started coughing seriously especially at night and none of the
medication seems to work. Is there anything I could give him to relieve him of
this coughing? He sometimes vomits after those coughs.
Sometimes the "trigger"
(allergen) which stimulates the allergic response can change--certainly if
pollen/grasses are a problem the natural weather pattern may be a problem. Dust
may build up with time. You obviously can't change the weather but check to make
sure your furnace/air conditioning filters are clean.
Another reason for a breakthrough of symptoms is
that often, after a few months, the medication which worked before, looses its
effectiveness (temporarily) and you have to use another. After a while you go
back to medicine #1 when #2 looses its effectiveness.
Good luck and thank you for your question.
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