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A 35-year-old female asked:

My son is 2 years old. he has a cough since yesterday. he does not have any fever. he had rs virus when he was 1y. we have not been in contact with anyone who had covid. can i medicate at home with the nebulizer or should i get him to a gp?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Cough: His cough could be from a variety of causes. You should be able to use medications that his doctor has already provided him for symptomatic relief. However, if you note that he has difficulty breathing, blue lips or face, significant & persistent chest pain or he appears confused- then I would get emergency care. If he only has mild coughing immediate intervention may not be necessary.

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