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My 7 year old has had a cough now for a little over a month. I have tried OTC cough medicine but they do not work. Should I call her pediatrician?

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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

List of causes for the prolonged coughing is lengthy.
Detail history and thorough physical exam are essential to sort these out.

In brief: Yes

List of causes for the prolonged coughing is lengthy.
Detail history and thorough physical exam are essential to sort these out.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park
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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Absolutely!

If the cough has been there nonstop for that long, it's time for her to see her doctor. There are a variety of causes of persistent cough, and each is treated differently from the others; the only way to know which it is would be to have her examined.
I hope you find the cause easily and that she feels better soon !

In brief: Absolutely!

If the cough has been there nonstop for that long, it's time for her to see her doctor. There are a variety of causes of persistent cough, and each is treated differently from the others; the only way to know which it is would be to have her examined.
I hope you find the cause easily and that she feels better soon !
Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Cindy Juster
Good -- I hope they find the problem and get it addressed quickly.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Has she had an chest xray? Some times children are prone to swallowing or aspirating objects.
They might not even recall the incident.

In brief: Yes

Has she had an chest xray? Some times children are prone to swallowing or aspirating objects.
They might not even recall the incident.
Dr. Troy Reyna
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