What is child's cough?
Cough is a deflector that helps keep your breathing clean. The most common cough among children due to the upper respiratory tract virus infection, which, after time, improves. A viral cough usually begins with a dry cough It takes time to heal (up to 8 weeks). Cough can be relieved with home remedies such as high fluid intake, inhalations. Hot foot bath helps if the child does not have fever. Cough syrup can be used for children who are over 2 years old.
A family doctor / family nurse or a pediatrician should be contacted when:
- a cough occurs under the age of 1 years old
- shortness of breath/hyperapnea
- cough lasts more than 3 weeks with no changes
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