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Wet Cough In A 5 Year Old
Productive cough is a symptom in which a person feels there is mucus coming up from his chest when he coughs. Sometimes, a person mistakenly believes the mucus is coming from the chest when it is actually dripping down from the nose and throat. True mucus or phlegm (infected mucousy material) can be ...Read more
My daughter has what I describe as a persistent "wet" cough. She was prescribed Bromfed. Is this suitable for a 5 year old?
Old time practice: We did this for many years, more to give you something to do than for known effectiveness. About a decade ago the AAP and other medical groups moved to limit any such products under the age of 6, because of limited benefit vs the risk of kids overdosing when they decided to treat themselves. ...Read more
My 5 year old son has been sick on and off for a month now. In the last week he has developed a wet cough again and has ran a low grade fever off?
My 5 year old has a wet cough but no signs of a cold and no fever should she be seen by her doctor and over-the-counter meds have not helped?
Allergies?: If only wet cough start by addressing the possibility of allergies causing the excess phlegm. Give benadryl, (diphenhydramine) or any other allergy medicine. If not better in a few days, cough becomes worst or shortness of breath, then seek prompt medical attention. In the later scenarios it might be asthma, sinusitis or bronchitis all of which need medical evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Viral: If your child is fully vaccinated and does not have any underlying conditions, it is probably viral, with no need for antibiotics. If he has persistent fever or chest pain he needs an exam. Otherwise, fluids, prop him up to sleep, and some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) before bedtime to help him sleep through the night without coughing. ...Read more
See specialist: Try taking him to pediatric pulmonologist. (lung specialist). ...Read more
A case of child 5 years old with history of eating green bean with sudden cough& audible wheezes after that .
? Choking vs allergy: This sounds like the child might have choked the food and food went to wrong passage i.e. Respiratory (lungs), known as aspiration. Sometime, food cause allergy and develop similar symptoms. If persist, please see a doctor. ...Read more
My daughter who is 3.5 years old have cough problem for one month now. She started coughing more on early morning. We use Asthalin Inhaler some times.
My daughter is 5 years old and complained of ear ache last night. It is the weekend and i cannot get an appointment. She has a cough for around 2 weeks now and still has mucus. Please advise
For : For the future if your daughter is complaining of moderate to severe pain, she is uncomfortable, and possibly has a fever then you can take her to an urgent care since most doctor's offices are closed on weekends. If she does have an ear infection, this can be very painful and antibiotics should be started as soon as possible. Also childrens tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil can be given for pain. I hope she has seen her doctor and is better by now. ...Read more
My daughter is 5 years old she has a persistent cough that won't go away? I have had her to 2 different doctors and they said nothing seems to be wrong with her. I had a chest X-ray done on her but there were no abnormalities it seems to worsen when it i
She : She should be evaluated for asthma, as some children can have a cough as their only symptom. It is important to be sure she had the pertussis immunization and that she is up to date on that. If her symptoms persist, if she has fever, rash, shortness of breath or vomiting then she would need to be seen as an emergency. ...Read more
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