Handling Of Coughs That Never Heal?
Good evening doctor, I have a child cwo I want to ask for a solution to cure my child, which makes me weird tuh if my child suddenly coughs then check into the health center has finished the drug y recover soon after a week within a period of recurrence, just today my child is healthy in the morning until dusk what is it “just when I want to bounce, instead I cough, I ask for a solution, yes, I’m confused about what medicine to give ,?
Does the coughing phlegm? Is there a fever, runny nose, shortness of breath, is it hard to gain weight? Whenever coughing appears? Cough in children can be caused by several factors, most often due to a viral infection. Sometimes it can also be accompanied by a bacterial infection.
However, coughing can also be caused by several other conditions such as:
Allergic reactions, such as dust allergies, animal hair, cold temperatures, certain foods
Irritation, for example due to dry air, cigarette smoke, or foreign objects
More severe infections, such as tuberculosis, pneumonia
For the time being, try doing the following tips:
Try to observe and note whenever coughing occurs, for example, when it is cold, after drinking cold drinks, when close to animals, when there is smoke, or when other times
If there are triggers that you can recognize, you should avoid these triggers
Give children lots of water to drink (if still breast milk, give more milk)
Provide healthy and nutritiously balanced food
Let the child rest enough
Try a smoke-free home
If the child continues to cough frequently, or if it is accompanied by shortness of breath, weight gain is difficult to rise, or around the child there is also a cough for more than 3 weeks, I suggest that your child be taken to see a pediatrician directly so that further tests can be done to ascertain the cause if necessary mantoux tests, x-rays, and blood tests. If the cause is confirmed, the doctor can give your child more appropriate follow-up treatment according to the results of the examination.
Hope it helps you,