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A 31-year-old female asked:

2 year old son developed bad cough, been to the doctor 2 weeks ago after episodes of vomiting.no vomiting since but stared this bad cough. grandmom diagnosed with tb a week ago but we not around her often.his drinking pholtex and nurofen what to do?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Some basics: TB is actually hard to pass between persons with minimal contact. However, there are simple ways to test baby to see if it has early signs of the disease. The cough is likely unrelated & something that will just need to self heal over time. Cough is a natural protective response in the lung that helps bring up debris from deep sites. When healed, it fades.

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Last updated Mar 13, 2019

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