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My 10 month old caught my cough, is there anything I can do to help it? Should I be worried?
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Dr. Leonard Reeves
Family Medicine
In brief: Cold/something else
There are a lot of reasons a child can cough.
Yes it may be that you had a cold and the child caught it. Colds are caused by viruses and there is nothing that you can take to get rid of a virus like that. If there is a high fever, productive cough, or the child is having trouble breathing you need to get them to their doctor asap. If it is just a cold time will heal all.

In brief: Cold/something else
There are a lot of reasons a child can cough.
Yes it may be that you had a cold and the child caught it. Colds are caused by viruses and there is nothing that you can take to get rid of a virus like that. If there is a high fever, productive cough, or the child is having trouble breathing you need to get them to their doctor asap. If it is just a cold time will heal all.
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