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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Identify trigger: A cough is a response of the lungs to clear mucus. There are many reasons for a child to cough including infections, inflammation after infections, a ... Read More

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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
54 years experience Pediatrics
AURI: He needs his sleep, a tsp of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at bedtime usually helps. See md if associated with other sx.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
Cough 1 month: This is a serious problem. You should contact your pediatrician or family doctor to obtain an examination to determine the cause of the cough. There ... Read More
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Dr. Laura Webb
13 years experience Pediatrics
May last 6 weeks: Coughs after viral illnesses may last a long time- even 6-8 weeks! this lingering cough is usually caused by mucus that drips from the nose into the ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
35 years experience Pediatrics
Usually...: ...Either phlegm or nasal mucus is not cleared during deep sleep, and needs to be coughed out in the morning.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
42 years experience Pediatrics
YES,: If ice cold liquid makes your child cough, then avoid giving. Fluid at normal temperature always better for the kids.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
40 years experience Pediatrics
Cough: Age of the child and presenting clinical condition are important factors to consider before answering this question.Is your child having breathing dif ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
51 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Mucus production: The cause of white frothy sputum with cough is due to mucus production in the lungs, nose, and sinus. This is the way our immune system gets rid of un ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
34 years experience Pediatrics
Fluids: OTC cough and cold medications really are not effective in relieving cough. Keeping the secretions loose will help the child expectorate them. Honey ( ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
24 years experience Pediatric Critical Care
Over age 6 years: Over-the-counter cough and cold medicines are generally not recommended for children under age 6 years. They lack efficacy and can have significant si ... Read More
A 7-year-old female asked:
Dr. Beth Brown
Specializes in Pediatrics
Steam for cough: Steam often will help loosen a cough and give a child relief. Particularly if the child has a croup-like cough (barking like a seal). Croup causes inf ... Read More
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