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My child's playmate has persistent cough, what should I do?

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Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
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The possible etiologies for a persistent cough are numerous, so it is something that their pediatrician should look into.

In brief: Looked into

The possible etiologies for a persistent cough are numerous, so it is something that their pediatrician should look into.
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
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In brief: Talk to the parent

Most coughs that last more than 3 weeks or so are not contagious.
If this is the case, playing with the child is not a risk for your child. However, it may be worth talking to the parent(s) to ask what their doctor has told them. If it were to be asthma, your noticing the cough may help them realize that exercise triggers cough. That can be helpful to their doctor.

In brief: Talk to the parent

Most coughs that last more than 3 weeks or so are not contagious.
If this is the case, playing with the child is not a risk for your child. However, it may be worth talking to the parent(s) to ask what their doctor has told them. If it were to be asthma, your noticing the cough may help them realize that exercise triggers cough. That can be helpful to their doctor.
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