There is an epidemic of whooping cough this year and many children have been affected by this illness. The fact that your son's cough does not respond to cough mixtures and to other treatment makes it likely that this is the cause of his cough.This is a very difficult cough to treat and it can continue for as long as 3 months.The problem is that the diagnosis was not made early when it helps to give the correct antibiotic and possibly a short course of a mild cortisone as well. If the diagnosis is made later than 2 weeks after the cough starts it is too late to give this treatment. You can go back to your doctor and ask if it is still possible to treat your son's whooping cough.
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