What Is The Cure For Dry Cough In Children?

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Morning. My child is 11 months 22 days old with 2 fingers, he has a cough with no phlegm / dryness accompanied by fever, but he doesn’t have the flu or a cold, want to ask what medicine is suitable for my child? Thank you

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Hello Mr / Ms, thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Coughing is actually the body's response to removing foreign objects, irritants, mucus or germs from the digestive tract. Coughing can also occur due to an allergic response, which is when the body considers harmless substances to be harmful.

Coughing in children is often caused by a virus, so it doesn't need special treatment. Usually it will heal on its own within 3-7 days. To help with healing, it is enough to provide healthy food with balanced nutrition, get enough rest, and keep children away from various irritants, such as dust, cigarette smoke.

If the cough does not heal after one week, accompanied by fever, causing him to wake up and unable to rest, no appetite, even losing weight, you should take your child to the doctor for further tests. Additional examinations may be needed, for example by X-rays, blood tests and sputum tests.

Don't forget to weigh your child every month at the posyandu and immunize your child according to schedule.

Also read: Responding to Coughs in Children

Hopefully this is useful,

dr. Mega

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