Doctors for Cough in Children in Itigatti Village, Hubli-Dharwad
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COUGH IN CHILDREN
A cough in children occurs is an indication of the child’s body trying to defend against any irritant or foreign body. It may be caused due to infections, acid reflux, asthma, allergies or whooping cough. Choking also causes a cough in children. Other symptoms associated with a cough are breathing difficulty, wheezing and headaches. A cough in children may either be a cold cough that expels mucus or it may be a dry cough
HOW IS COUGH IN CHILDREN DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis of this condition is carried out by a paediatrician or a general physician with the help of lab tests that will examine the blood. Particularly severe and chronic cases may require imaging tests and X rays to ascertain the cause of persistent coughing and other symptoms as well.
HOW IS COUGH IN CHILDREN TREATED?
An acute cough in children can be treated through simple home treatments. For children less than 4 years of age, cough medication is not recommended. A cough due to asthma requires bronchodilators to ease the difficulty in breathing. A whooping cough can be treated with antibiotics. A cough in children due to allergies or sinusitis may be treated with anti-histamine drugs
DID YOU KNOW?
A cough in children is usually contagious and may be spread at school. Hence, it is important to isolate children with a cough from other children due to reduced immunity of children