This is my first post as my son has just been diagnosed with cough variant asthma and, following an initial two week dose of prednisolone along with symbicort twice daily and now also one tab of singulair, is having a horrendous time trying to shift the remaining mucus from one of his lungs.
He is rarely sick at all but the only times I've ever had him at the doc was with bronchitis... maybe, 3 times in the last two years. I have wondered if he has asthma for a while now cos although he has never had wheezing of any kind he often complains of a ""cold"" feeling down the centre of his chest after sport. The previous time (April) I had him at the GP he saw a locum who dismissed Asthma completely but this time when his own GP re-read back over his previous visits and listened to his symptoms etc he diagnosed Cough Variant Asthma.
My sons main problem at the time was a really dry cough that was mainly at night and left him purple in the face ! At this stage, 3 weeks later, the cough has is now 24/7, become much more productive and while he does get some mucus up with his cough there is still a considerable amount present in his lower left lobe.
Has anyone any suggestions as to how to help move this mucus? We're willing to try anything, be it herbal, homeopathic etc - if it helps, we'll try it!!! I have also read a bit about postural drainage and think I will give this a go on him.
Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.