Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Thandi | 2013/02/21

Q.

Constant coughing

Hi,

My son is 20 months old and he is constantly coughing at night and in the early hours of the morning. He also vomits as he coughs. Can I stop him from taking the formular and introduce Rooibos instead?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It is possible that your little boy has whooping cough. This is a very difficult cough to treat and the cough can last up to about 3 months in some children. It would be a good idea to take your son to see a doctor. Tell the doctor that you think that your son has whooping cough. He should not stop drinking milk and still needs at least two cups of milk a day. He can have rooibos once a day and should also drink water every day.

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