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My 13 week old has a barky cough. It's not continual, just every once in a while. Should I take him to the dr?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
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In brief: Workup and Mgt

I agree that this may be a mild viral illness, which should resolve spontaneously.
If it does not, and/or is associated with other symptoms such as respiratory distress, poor feeding, sweating, poor growth, then I would advise a further evaluation. This may include imaging studies of the airway.

In brief: Workup and Mgt

I agree that this may be a mild viral illness, which should resolve spontaneously.
If it does not, and/or is associated with other symptoms such as respiratory distress, poor feeding, sweating, poor growth, then I would advise a further evaluation. This may include imaging studies of the airway.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics

In brief: Not necessary

If there is no fever and only an ocassional cough barky or not i would not worry about it.
If it increases or has fever see your doctor immediately.

In brief: Not necessary

If there is no fever and only an ocassional cough barky or not i would not worry about it.
If it increases or has fever see your doctor immediately.
Dr. Barry Bergman
Dr. Barry Bergman
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