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Is it normal for my child to cough a lot?81

A cough that lasts for less than 4 weeks does not require medical attention unless it is accompanied with vomiting, fever, or difficulty in breathing.

Should I let my child run, jump, and play while coughing?81

If your child has nothing more than a cough, you should allow him to play as usual. Coughing might increase while playing, but it won’t do any harm to your child.

 

Is there a risk of my baby chocking while coughing?81

Coughing may lead to a risk of choking if your young baby is suffering from whooping cough or do not have a normal airway protective mechanisms.

What could be the cause of my child’s cough?81

The most common cause of cough in children is post-viral cough; a cough that stays for 1 to 4 weeks after a cold or other respiratory tract infection has gone away.

What should I do if my child cannot sleep from coughing?81

You should apply menthol rubs which can be soothing and help your child sleep.

Is the doctor going to prescribe antibiotics for my child?81

Antibiotics could be useful for a wet cough which lasts longer than 3 weeks. Antibiotics are usually not helpful to treat a dry cough which lasts less than 3 weeks.