Prolonged Cough Accompanied By Wheezing In Children Aged 6 Years?

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Assalammualaykum, I have a 6-year-old child, for 3 months now, he often coughs with sounds in his breathing or wheezing but never has a fever. Normal body temperature just coughing. I have been treated several times but it does not go away, the doctor diagnoses only allergic cough, I am very worried because the cough recurrence a day does not cough at all. We are now giving herbal medicine to our children, because we worry that we are taking too much chemical medicine. Coughing like coughing up phlegm but no phlegm. thus my question, Thank you for your attention.

1 Answer:

Hi Rina,

Wheezing is a term used when there is a high-pitched breath sound. Wheezing is generally caused by inflammation and narrowing of the airways in the throat or toward the lungs. Conditions that commonly cause wheezing are asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, however wheezing can also be caused by the following conditions:

 Allergic reaction Respiratory tract irritation due to exposure to chemicals Infection of the airway Foreign body obstruction Medical conditions outside the airway, for example stomach acid and heart problems Children in general can not expel phlegm like adults so it is very normal if a 6-year-old child has not can expel phlegm. Wheezing accompanied by shortness of breath should be checked by a doctor as this indicates a difficulty in the breathing process and can be very dangerous.

The doctor will ask for a history of your child's complaints, do a physical examination and support if needed. Investigations that can be recommended by doctors are X-ray or spirometry. If indeed the complaint is caused by an allergic reaction, your doctor may prescribe hypo-allergenic drugs, corticosteroids and bronchodilators to treat wheezing in your child.

The following recommendations for your child:

 Avoid conditions that can trigger complaints Manage stress wisely Get enough rest Avoid strenuous physical activity Perform a healthy lifestyle Immediately consult a doctor if complaints persist or worsen Following articles related to your question:

Causes of wheezing

May be useful,

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