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Should coughing persist after pneumonia is cured and fever is over?

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In brief: May persist weeks

It is not uncommon for a cough from pneumonia linger for a couple of weeks after the fever and other symptoms disappear. The cough is part of the "clean up" of the lung, as it helps you expel mucus.
If you think your child is worsening however, return to your childs doctor.

In brief: May persist weeks

It is not uncommon for a cough from pneumonia linger for a couple of weeks after the fever and other symptoms disappear. The cough is part of the "clean up" of the lung, as it helps you expel mucus.
If you think your child is worsening however, return to your childs doctor.
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Maybe

There is a post infectious cough syndrome in which a patient with asthma or reactive airways may have a persistent cough and asthma like symptoms for weeks after an infection, especially if viral.
In other cases however other causes may be an issue, for example a growth in the airway or a tumor can cause pneumonia and symptoms even after the pneumonia is treated. Either way see your doctor.

In brief: Maybe

There is a post infectious cough syndrome in which a patient with asthma or reactive airways may have a persistent cough and asthma like symptoms for weeks after an infection, especially if viral.
In other cases however other causes may be an issue, for example a growth in the airway or a tumor can cause pneumonia and symptoms even after the pneumonia is treated. Either way see your doctor.
Dr. Michael DePietro
Dr. Michael DePietro
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