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Hellertown, PA
A 35-year-old female asked:

my son has had a cough for over a month. no other symptoms .?

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Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Virus: Most likely he has a virus such as rsv. Could also be a sinus infection. With a cough for that long he should see the doctor.

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