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Hi,

I was wondering if anyone has dealt with a cough that won't go away with their gluten free kid. Mine has been coughing for 7 weeks now and does stop when she is asleep. My kid got diagnosised when 4 and is now 8 and we haven't any other serious illnesses.

She is on a ton of medication with no relief (steriods, antibiotic, and inhaler, also tried prescription cough medicine.)

Doctors are saying it may be psychogenic or a tick. We've been trying techniques to teach her to control it with no effect.

Waiting results of blood work and chest x-ray but my mommy twitches are going off and I think this is related to her celiac in some way.

I've suggested may be reflux but have been shot down by the doctors.

She is also more exhauted then usual and we are pretty sure she hasn't gotten any gluten.

Any suggestions would be helpful?

Thanks,

Suzanne, Elizabeth's mom

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Is it possible that it's whooping cough? Fully vaccinated kids are getting it (and it doesn't always have a whoop). Coughing for that long at night, and being tired sound like it could be it. Our daughter had about four months of coughing when she was in preschool. She'd been exposed to another kid who'd had antibiotics for whooping cough (but still had the cough, if that makes sense). Everyone was vaccinated. Anyway, she started with a slight cold (low-grade fever), and once the fever was gone, she started coughing, mostly at night. She is 10, and has no signs of asthma or allergies or anything else that would go with chronic evening coughing.

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I read that she's on an inhaler, but is it albuterol or a daily preventative for asthma? She may need to be assessed by her ped if a daily preventative for asthma may be recommended.

The nighttime coughing is often the first early symptom for asthma and other breathing difficulties....I have an 8yr and an 18month old both dx as asthmatic. I've had a baby monitor on for the last 8yrs to monitor their nighttime coughing.

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Salicylate sensitivity can cause a persistent dry cough. Do any of her medications contain salicylates? Also can cause muscle weakness and fatigue in those who are sensitive. 1/100 are sensitive to salicylates. Check it out on salicylate sensitivity.

http://salicylatesensitivity.com/

If this is the case, asthma like symptoms can be caused by food coloring and preservatives especially the benzoate preservatives (which are in almost all juices and pops). Tartrazine and annatto are cross reactive too. So it may be in the food she is eating or drinking or in medications.

Asthmatics are commonly sensitive to aspirin.

Or it can be the aspirin/salicylates are causing the asthma-like symptoms.

have you checked vitamin D level?

A vitamin D deficiency can also cause asthma-like symptoms.

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I don't see how it would be related to the celiac.

richard

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