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When should I take a coughing child to see a doctor?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
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In brief: If persists...

Any cough lasting for more than a couple of weeks needs to be evaluated.
Acute bronchitis of either viral or bacterial origin typically resolves within a few days to a week or so. Therefore, if the cough lasts longer than that or if it is worsening, then it should be evaluated by a doctor.

In brief: If persists...

Any cough lasting for more than a couple of weeks needs to be evaluated.
Acute bronchitis of either viral or bacterial origin typically resolves within a few days to a week or so. Therefore, if the cough lasts longer than that or if it is worsening, then it should be evaluated by a doctor.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Jonathan Popler
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
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In brief: Watch for distress

Coughing by itself is not worrisome.
However, for persistent cough lasting greater than several days, or other warning signs such as difficulty breathing/respiratory distress should prompt medical attention.

In brief: Watch for distress

Coughing by itself is not worrisome.
However, for persistent cough lasting greater than several days, or other warning signs such as difficulty breathing/respiratory distress should prompt medical attention.
Dr. Jonathan Popler
Dr. Jonathan Popler
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