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7 year old with a cough for two months. might be allergies? or asthma?

3 doctor answers15 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Yes: Is there nasal drainage? Or sneezing or itchy throat? Then allergy, but if cough more at night or with exercise then likely asthma. See your doctor to best determine what is causing your cough.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Yes, and yes,: And a whole bunch of other yesses - pertussis, mycoplasma, reflux, smoker in the house...
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Bacterial cause?: In addition to previous answers, there have been recent reports that children with prolonged cough lasting more than a month may have bronchitis caused by bacteria. I have recently encountered a few of these cases who improved (cough gone) after taking antibiotics. Possibly, sinusitis could have been the cause.

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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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