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my 21 months old baby started coughing. at first it was a wet cough. she coughs a lot at night. today she is sweating a lot and she is coughing a lot she is battling to sleep even. she also has a runny nose. her temp is not high. what can i do!?

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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Have her evaluated: Cough without fever could be many things. These include infections, inhaled foreign bodies, asthma and others. The way you sort it out is to have her examined & possibly some tests. There is no good effective treatment for simple cough at this age. The best way to deal with it is find out why it is there.
Answered on Apr 9, 2019
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Nasal passages: I agree please see your PCP. The sweating may be related to her breathing difficulty. Remove nasal mucus with saline to improve nasal airflow. Continue to provide fluids and to monitor the temperature.
Answered on Feb 27, 2019
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