I am worried and some thoughts needed, I will try not to write too much! I value your time.
My daughter had Type A flu (the fever kind, no vomiting) in Feb and then got better, no more coughing and her lungs were checked for pneumonia, she was clear. She got a cold about 3 or 4 weeks later. This was last weekend (Easter weekend) From that, she still has a lingering cough, although she lost the other symptoms about 1 week (7 days) ago that sounds mucousy/wet.
Last night we were playing a tag type game with her dad and while both of us were a little out of breath, she started coughing and seeming to be flared up by what would be MINIMAL running for an extremely active almost-3-year old.
I am a little worried because it was so minimal and it started up coughing etc. She did not need her inhaler, but it clearly had begun to irritate her.
I am frustrated by this also as I am so tired of reminding her not to run, slow down, no running for weeks now. Poor kid is three years old and has energy bouncing off the walls. She wants to run a mile and she's so limited. I feel so sad for her, and she doesn't understand.
Has anyone else had these lingering mucousy coughs? It's not constant just off and on through the day and definitely sounds like there's something in there that needs broken up and extracted that is just hanging out. Just a little worried.
Doctor basically wants to just wait it out and doesn't want to prescribe her yet another antibiotic. Just worrying on my end. Is this common?