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Why Does My Child Have a Chronic Cough?

While all children will experience coughing, the development of chronic cough—one that lasts more than 4 weeks—warrants a visit to the pediatrician.

In this video, Matthew T. Brigger, MD, MPH, a pediatric otolaryngologist at Rady Children's Hospital San Diego, explains the many different causes for a persistent or chronic cough in children.

Ultimately, your pediatrician is your best source for evaluation and can refer you to a pediatric specialist if needed.

 

 

Additional Information from HealthyChildren.org:

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Last Updated
2/7/2017
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The information contained on this Web site should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.
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