Is A Child Who Often Coughs Dangerous?
Night r nDok, I want to ask my child who often coughs, but he has been rogsen, but the result is nothing but a virus. Eat and drink as usual, only when drinking, he always coughs. My child does have a history of pulmonary plaque, but it has been 2 times rogsen, the plaque is not there, sometimes if you cough up to breathe quickly. Is that a dangerous cough?
Hello Rhia, thank you for the question for HealthReplies.com
A cough like that experienced by your child can be caused by several possibilities, including:
allergies (eg allergies to cold or dust)
respiratory tract infection
tracheobronchiomalasia (a condition in which the walls of the airways are weak and easily narrow / collapse)
GERD (food and stomach acid that rise again into the upper digestive tract / esophagus)
If you observe that every time the child coughs the child experiences shortness of breath as well (rapid breathing, wheezing / giggling, the nostrils appear to fall and fall when breathing, the muscles between the ribs appear to move in and out during breathing, the muscles above the sternum appear enter while breathing), you should immediately take your child to the hospital right away. This condition is likely caused by asthma. In some people, the symptoms of asthma can only be a cough at night. Examinations that were not performed at the time of the attack will generally be normal and will not reveal anything on physical or supporting examinations (such as chest x-rays).
In the meantime, you can try to find the things that trigger the cough in your child. Try to give blankets to children while sleeping at night, clean the bed, pillows and bolsters from dust (by vacuuming for example), wash the sheets often (at least once a week), and keep things that can store dust from the child's bed. (eg rag dolls). You should also keep children away from exposure to cigarette smoke and air pollution. Further consult your child's condition with the pediatrician.
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