For the last two weeks now, our youngest son, who is an asthmatic, has been constantly clearing his throat. He says he feels like there is phlegm in his throat, but he said he only feels himself swallowing the phlegm occasionally.
During these two weeks he was also exposed to milk, to which he has an allergy, and I think it has only exacerbated the issue. He began coughing so we started our nebulizer breathing treatments and called his pulmonologist. We were already giving him allergy medicines (claratin during the day, benadryl at night) which his dr said he would've recommended as well, and to continue to nebulizer (until the cough subsides) as well as upping his daily preventative medicine from Flovent 44 to Flovent 110 for the next two weeks.
I'm sort of at the point where I'm getting confused/concerned. Though the cough has subsided, the throat clearing hasn't let up. I feel like the allergy medicines aren't doing anything (and I can't see any phlegm in the back of his throat). I do not think it's become a habit, simply because he said his throat hurts when he clears it. There's no redness in his throat, no fever. I am leaning towards this throat clearing being caused more from his asthma rather than a food allergy (since he was clearing his throat before the food exposure). I should also note that he was negative for environmental allergens when tested at the pulmonologists office.
Thoughts before I call his doctor again?