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My 5yr old has a slight cough in the morning and then nothing all day.He is fitting fit ehat could be causing this?
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree
In brief: Allergies/dry throat
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He is fitting fit....But cough only in the morning and then fine all day could be related to a dry throat or allergies. Sometimes there are allergens in the child's room...Like stuffed animals in the bed, carpet, dust mites. Generally it is not a big issue unless it is interrupting sleep, affecting appetitie or going on for a while. Ask your pediatrician as well.

In brief: Allergies/dry throat
Do not understand the .
He is fitting fit....But cough only in the morning and then fine all day could be related to a dry throat or allergies. Sometimes there are allergens in the child's room...Like stuffed animals in the bed, carpet, dust mites. Generally it is not a big issue unless it is interrupting sleep, affecting appetitie or going on for a while. Ask your pediatrician as well.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
A fighting fit first thing in the morning could be as simple as hypoglycemia...he is hungry and when your blood sugar is low many people become angry. If feeding him or a glass of OJ right away improves his mood, it is most likely low blood sugar.
Dr. Michael Palumbo
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Congestion
Often children who are congested with mouth breath at night and wake up with dry throat causing cough.
Does he sleep well through the night? Or is he a snorer. Best to discuss with your pediatrician whether his tonsils are enlarged and if his adenoids could also be enlarged. No treatment is necessary unless this is disrupting his life.

In brief: Congestion
Often children who are congested with mouth breath at night and wake up with dry throat causing cough.
Does he sleep well through the night? Or is he a snorer. Best to discuss with your pediatrician whether his tonsils are enlarged and if his adenoids could also be enlarged. No treatment is necessary unless this is disrupting his life.
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