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5 year old cough. has been going on for 6 weeks. been to dr. 5 times. tried antibiotic, singulair, (montelukast) and claritin . no cough when asleep. help?

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Dr. Thomas Seck
16 years experience Pediatrics
Possible habit cough: Occasionally a child develops a habit of coughing, like sucking their thumb. It's not something they think about doing, it just happens. They aren't doing it on purpose. Most other causes of cough would happen even when sleeping. Many pediatric pulmonology (lung) offices have someone that specializes in therapy for habit cough.
Answered on Aug 22, 2020
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Dr. Paul Williams
27 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Habit or Tic?: There are many causes of cough, sounds like your doctor has tried treatment for several. More information is needed to know the cause. Cough that is present only during the day may be due to a habit cough or tic.
Answered on Jul 7, 2015
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Virtual Consultation: A virtual consultation may be useful to you and your physician. There are many causes of prolonged cough, including an infection.
Answered on Mar 9, 2019

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