Like adults, children too tend to cough as a reflex action trying to get their foreign bodies out of their system. Irritation in the throat and mucus production are also relevant reason for coughing. Usually coughing in children is not something very serious and goes away within a few days. Symptoms may include cough with fever, which could be both dry and wet.
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?
The pediatric expert would provide a cough syrup to your child only if they are older than a year. In infants, cough syrups are usually avoided. They may suggest home remedies and give an antibiotic in extreme cases.
DID YOU KNOW?
Whooping cough can also cause persistent coughing and vomiting in children.