How To Treat Dry Cough That Has Been Running 2 Weeks In Children 17 Months?

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Good night …. my son has had 2 dry coughs … which when coughing, the pain seems to be really painful … then if I don’t want to throw up … coughing it all the time … once coughing sampet 1 until 2 minutes ….

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Hello Muhammad!


Thank you for the question on HealthReplies.com,


Coughing is a response of the airways to expel substances and foreign matter from the respiratory tract. Coughing can occur in a short time or can be settled in a long time. Coughing can also be productive (phlegm, slimy) or non-productive cough (dry cough).


Coughing can be caused by several possible causes, including infections of the respiratory tract of the nose, throat, vocal cords, tonsils, bronchi, bronchioles, or lungs, allergic reactions, gastric acid reflux disease, substances that irritate the airways, tuberculosis infections, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), malignancy in respiratory organs, side effects of medication consumption.


Coughing in children needs to be aware because at the age of infants the response of coughing and spitting out phlegm consciously can not be done perfectly. The use of cough medicine in infants also needs to get special attention regarding the dose of its use. It is recommended to control the pediatrician regarding the examination and management of your child's condition. Avoid exposure to cold weather in your child, avoid dust and dirt in your child's environment, avoid using self-medication in your child.


If you find a cough that does not stop, the child looks short of breath, breath sounds wheezing, lips look pale and bluish, the child looks weak, the child is lazy to eat and drink, it is advisable to take your child to the emergency department for emergency management in accordance with the conditions your child.


Hopefully this information can help you,


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