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Do ice cold liquid drinks make a child cough?

Do ice cold liquid drinks make a child cough?

YES,: If ice cold liquid makes your child cough, then avoid giving. Fluid at normal temperature always better for the kids. ...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


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Can a cool mist humidifier make a wet chesty cough worse? Child has been coughing nonstop very mucusy cough, he has strep humidifier has been on

Can a cool mist humidifier make a wet chesty cough worse? Child has been coughing nonstop very mucusy cough, he has strep humidifier has been on

Sometimes: most coughs in children are due to throat irritation or mucous draining down the throat. Humidifiers help both of these conditions usually by moisturizing the back of the throat and loosening mucous. some children get more cough with this loosening. Depending the age of your child he may benefit from cough med if your doctor feels it.s appropriate contact him/her ...Read more

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Child makes whooping sound when inhaling but does not have the cough, is that a symptom of whooping cough?

Child makes whooping sound when inhaling but does not have the cough,  is that a symptom of whooping cough?

Whooping cough: Yes absolutely. But it can also be croup. Go straight to the pediatrician's office asap. If they are having difficulty breathing, go straight to the er now. ...Read more

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Has anyone had their child have a cough for 3 months?

Has anyone had their child have a cough for 3 months?

Many things: Sinusitis, allergy, asthma, exposure to smoke, heartburn, and whooping cough are common causes as dr belilovsky mentioned. Also consider a cough tic, particularly if not at night. Consider chest and sinuses xrys to ru;le out hidden infection. And of course see your pedatrician. ...Read more

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My child has been sick with a cold and a cough for over a week and can't get any better?

My child has been sick with a cold and a cough for over a week and can't get any better?

It is not unusual : To get cough and cold combination this time of year from allergies. Just be sure there is no wheezing as this is treated differently. See pediatrician if with fever, not eating , sleepless/ restless or labored breathing. ...Read more

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What should I do to help me child not cough so much?

Cough Meds: Cough and cold meds are not safe if you child is under 4 years old. So for that age group you are stuck with warm drinks, a sucking candy, and maybe honey. For the older child, there are many choices of over the counter cough and cold medicines that you can try but don't count on any real effect except that most kids get tired from the medicine, so i would only suggest taking it at night. ...Read more

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What can I do if my child have cough in night time?

What can I do if my child have cough in night time?

Cool mist humidifier: May be helpful, especially if in a dry climate. ...Read more

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What may be causing my child's barking seal cough?

What may be causing my child's barking seal cough?

Viral croup: There are many viruses that will invade the upper airway of a kid 6m-8y and trigger an outpouring of mucous & cough that sounds like a seal barking. This is generally a 4-5 day illness with low grade temp but sometimes complicated by an ear infection.Some cases are quite dramatic, marked by late night scary events&trips to the er while daytime brings harsh voice.Have kid seen if signs are worrisom. ...Read more

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How do you treat a persistent nigthtime cough in your child?

How do you treat a persistent nigthtime cough in your child?

Depends: This is something to discuss with the kids doc. It could be triggered by post nasal drip from allergies or irritant exposure.It could also be a feature of asthma. ...Read more