Childhood Diseases

Posted by: R | 2010/09/08


Tight Chest - Urgent

Hi Doc,
My son is 3. The last time I needed to take him to the doc (Paed) was in March, and he has enjoyed excellent health throughout winter. However about 2 weeks ago I noticed he started becoming phleghmy once again and coughing accasionally. I tried ACC200 the first week (3days), but this didn''t work. I have given him Broncho pead syrup over the last few days, and also started (aqgain) ACC200 (2x daily)on Sunday. I have found over time that nothing is able to rid of the phlegm effectively, and eventually his chest starts getting tight. The last two nights he did not sleep well, The first night he just tossed and turned, and couldn''t fall into restful sleep. Last night he seemed to be extremely uncomfortable, and eventually at 2am I gave him 1 singulair tablet after which he slept soundly. I experienced the same in March. (the singulair was from the March prescription)
I also gave him 2 puffs of Budeflam this morning before school. This I used only once in March during this year.
He is also complaining of stomach ache (could it be his chest?), which he also complained of in March.
Through all this his appetite is extremely good and he still drinks on average 1-2 cups milk daily. He has on occasion vomitted some phlegm.
His paed is on leave till end next year, and I have found no one else (even other paeds) really treats him as effectively as his paed. (But I will have to take him to the GP today. )
What causes this build-up of phlegm and what I can do before it gets to this stage? PLease explain why, over time, his chest tightens that he ''probably'' becomes asthmatic? Is it falling into his lungs?
Is nebulising effective in this case, and what medicine can I get?
Aside from our own Paed, I''ve always found your advice most helpful (and has defintely saved me visits to our pead), so many thanks Doc.

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