A 30-year-old male asked:
Toddler, 22 months, has had a chesty cough the past few days. started screechy voice and has progressed to a cough. stops at night but immediately continues when she wakes up. runny nose, no temperature. on budaflam pump for allergies. meds or ped?
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Pediatrics 37 years experience
Have it checked: In this day and age, I would assume nothing. Child should be checked immediately for Covid-19, as the presenting symptoms can vary greatly in children. Once that is or isn't ruled out, my next guess would be an exacerbation of the child's allergies. This time of year when leaves are falling, there are all kinds of allergens, such as molds, in the air. Her usual medication may not be enough.
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