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7 year old with a cough for two months. Might be allergies? Or asthma?

7 year old with a cough for two months.  Might be allergies? Or asthma?

Yes: Is there nasal drainage? Or sneezing or itchy throat? Then allergy, but if cough more at night or with exercise then likely asthma. See your doctor to best determine what is causing your cough. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more


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When should I worry about a chronic cough in a seven year old with a history of asthma but not asthma attacks in two years?

When should I worry about a chronic cough in a seven year old with a history of asthma but not asthma attacks in two years?

Asthma: Chronic cough in a seven year old with an asthma history can be a signal that the asthma is not well-controlled, despite the absence of "attacks". Your child should be evaluated by their physician, as they may benefit from preventive treatment. Chronic cough may also be caused by a host of other conditions, so your child would benefit from a visit to their doctor. ...Read more

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My 7yr old coughs so much she throws up a lot of phlegm.How can I help her?She has asthma.No allergies had GERD as baby but dr said outgrew it

My 7yr old coughs so much she throws up a lot of phlegm.How can I help her?She has asthma.No allergies had GERD as baby but dr said outgrew it

Asthma medications: This may be due to cough-variant asthma, which often responds to singulair (montelukast) or inhaled corticosteroids. The cough could also be related to gerd, sinusitis, persistent bacterial bronchitis or other infection. Evaluation by you physician is required. ...Read more

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My 7yr old has been coughing a lot and throws up phlegm.How can I help her?No allergies has been tested.Has asthma.Had GERD as baby dr said she outgrew

My 7yr old has been coughing a lot and throws up phlegm.How can I help her?No allergies has been tested.Has asthma.Had GERD as baby dr said she outgrew

See below: Coughing and gagging up the mucous is actually good! your child is clearing her throat and lungs and this is protective. If anything, give an expectorant (mucinex) and decongestant (sudafed) and then, sit her up, humidify the air and have the child spit out the mucous. ...Read more

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Seven year old over two days has become wheezy & coughing Does not have asthma but asthma runs in family big time What to do?

Seven year old over two days has become wheezy & coughing Does not have asthma but asthma runs in family big time What to do?

See your physician: When you develop wheezing you could have a bronchitis or infection of your lungs which cause wheezing. Also you can develop asthma at any age and so it is important to see your health care provider to determine which it is sometimes the same medication is used such as an inhaler ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more