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My Son Has Had A Cough For 3 Weeks
My son has been coughing for almost three weeks, he has no fever and 10 days ago was diagnosed with pneumonia how long will the cough last he is 13?
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
Three years old son has a dry cough that is not going away with cough medicine store bought. What else can I do before seeing his doctor?
Skip that medicine: Most otc cough meds do not really help. Consider and allergy especially if child does not have a fever. Get air purifier and take to md to be sure not asthma like symptoms. Remove stuffed animals from bedding are, vacuume well. If cough persist, must see pediatrician. ...Read more
My son is three months old and has a cough, kind of mucus sounding and is really tired and sneezing. No fever. What can I do?
Congested cough: At 3mo the primary cause of congestion/cough are irritants. House dust, fragrance, perfumes, detergent or cleaning products all leave scents that don't bother adults but irritate a babies nose. A good nasal clean out with saline can remove much of this irritant load, but removing the offending irritants from babies life helps more in the long run.Irritants aggravate colds ; nasal wash helps. ...Read more
My son is three years old with heavy cough, mild fever, gunky eyes, clogged nose, and this is going on third day. What is wrong with him?
My 11 month old son is teething. He has had a fever for three days with runny nose & drooling. Now he has a badbarking cough. Is also from teething?
My 2 year old son is having a constant persistent cough but has severe asthma and allergies has moderate to severe asthma and allergies is on an advair inhaler twice a day for the last two weeks and the last three days i switched him back to his Pulmicort
How can I soothe my three year old son's cough after anesthesia? Docs say it's from the breathing tube they had to put down his throat.
13yr old son , croupy cough for three weeks also has mucous on amox/clav, prednisone, Bromfed dm, xopenex (levalbuterol) but no major improvemnet can this be pnemoni
Unlikely: The fact that the cough is croupy indicates that the vocal cords are involved. However, given the lack of response to a multitude of treatments makes me wonder if the cough could be whooping cough. Obviously your son has seen a physician, but i would suggest the possibility of whooping cough. The diagnosis can be made by checking pertussis antibody titers. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
22 year old son has had a cough post nasal drip and congestion for months. Is our first trip to an ENT or allergist?
my son is 1 year old and he has a cough for 3 day what medcne should i give and how much dosage.his weight is 10.2kl.thnkyou.i need ur response plz?
My son is 20 months he had congestion and cough for 3 weeks this week he got an extremly high fever for 3 dys his gums are now very swollen and throat ?
This needs to be addressed with your Pediatrician as there can be several causes - asthma, acid reflux, post nasal drip, exposure to toxins like smoking to name a few. Until you can get in to see your MD use a cool mist humidifier at night, warm water/honey to soothe and observe to see if you can identify any worsening triggers.
http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/124/Supplement_2/S142.1.full ...Read more
Relieve symptoms: The over the counter cough preparations for toddlers are not very effective and there are potential side effects. Monitoring his temperature, treating fever and reporting the fever to your pediatrician, keeping him well hydrated and nasal saline drops/humidifiers may help. Most viral infections last no longer than 10 days. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See your doctor : The symptom of a chest cold/cough with phlegm could be a sign of a simple viral illness or a sign of something more serious. A high fever and lethargy, poor eating/drinking, would be concerning signs. I'd suggest taking your son to see your pediatrician or family physician to rule out potentially serious conditions such as pneumonia. ...Read more
No meds: The first months are troubled by narrow nasal passages & exposure to dust, fragrances, smoke & other irritants.Baby tries to flush these out of the nose with mucous but this often ends as congestion &cough& produces rattling with breathing. The best rx is washing out the nose with saline & suctioning the remainder. Eliminate irritants from babies environment & this will happen less. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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