Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: sue | 2009/07/30

Q.

daughter coughs all the time

my daughter has always been a chesty person, i even took her for tests to check if she is asmetic but it came back negative, please advise what i can do as she is 7 yrs old and coughs everyday .......i dont give her any medication now cause i am tired of all the meds she has been on

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

What is needed here is a proper diagnosis of the cause of your daughter's cough.She may have any one of a number of illnesses but it is important to be sure that she does not have TB or some other illness which needs immediate treatment.Please take your daughter to be seen by a paediatric pulmonologist.There are experts in all the main centres in SA.

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