Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: first time dad | 2008/11/03

Q.

My boy passes stool when coughs

My sweet boy passes a yellow, scrambled egg looking like stool. which happens every time he coughs. he' s been ill for the past 5 weeks with i was told was because of his measels injection. Last Saturday the pedeatrician prescribed a Atrovent pump for his coughing and assured me that it is not astma yet. Please let me know if i should be panicking at this stage.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is certainly not normal and your son must have a very bad cough indeed. In fact he seems to have whooping cough. There is a lot of this illness going around at present.His cough is not due to asthma. Tell your doctor that you wrote in to Health24 and that we think your son has whooping cough.

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