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A 31-year-old female asked about a male:

My son is 3 hes had a cough for like 3 months hes been to the drs over and over and they do nothing but say its not in his lungs been on 2 diff antibiotic what could be causing this i want him to get better?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Persistent cough of that duration suggests a form of asthma or asthma like process. There are other afflictions to consider. An evaluation by a pediatric pulmonologist would be a reasonable next step.
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
A virtual consultation with Healthtap is available. Chronic cough has many possible causes. A chest image is recommended. Bronchospasm is common and associated with dry cough. A wet cough is more common with infection. The lack of response to usual antibiotics, warrants further evaluation. Inquire about allergy, TB testing. If congested, use a nasal saline spray to reduce post nasal drip.
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Last updated Jan 17, 2022

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