Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Pam | 2008/08/25

Q.

Dry cough

What can I use for my LO' s dry cough? I' ve heard that it is bad to give cough medicine to small children. He' s got a stuffy nose and this dry cough, like the old people say " he is coughing himself out" . He is 4 years old.

Thank you

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It is difficult for me to be certain without being able to examine your son, but his symptoms could be due to an illness which mimics whooping cough called parapertussis. Please ask your paediatrician to see him.

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