coughing ...sign of allergic reaction?.....
we went to a friends house and while we were there William started to cough, a first irritating , then non stop , that made him eventually go pale , glassy eyed and have to sit down.
Now, william does not have asthma ( about the only thing he dosent have...well thats how i feel today!!) .He is allergic to dog and cat dander and dustmite, and yes this family did have a dog, but has never coughed in a dogs presance before,( hives, facial reddness, but not cough) , then found out that in childs bedroom was a hamster, which william did not handle, or come into any contact skin wise. ( helpfully warned about hamster food containing nuts!)
so, my earlier behaviour was a cruel mum and giving drinks of water , with brief sharp comands to "swallow hard , stop coughing and have some fun son" , finally realised that william was not feeling too good , in fact he looked pretty washed out and was not a happy bunny , so kept him well away from said animals.
gave up and took him home, five mins down the road coughing eased and william began to look and feel much better.
the question is.... can a non- asthma child who has multiple allergies just have a cough/ throat(?) reaction and still not be asthmatic?
I do plan to go to doctor and mention it, but wonder if anyone has these reactions and like my son does not have asthma. ?
thanks sarah. I do hope i have explained this well, its getting late.!
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