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A 33-year-old female asked about a female:

My 2 year old has a dry hacking cough when she sleeps. no stridor or wheezing. what can i do to ensure it does not turn in to something worse?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Mgt: One possible cause are allergies and another is reflux and aspiration. Post nasal drip if there is congestion usually causes a wet cough. If there is a parental history of allergies,asthma and if she has had eczema and/or allergic reactions, these may be more likely to occur.
Last updated Nov 27, 2017

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