Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: R | 2011/03/28

Q.

Hoarse voice

Hi Doc,
My son is 3.5. He is healthy all round, with the occassional runny nose, mostly while at pre-school.
However, I find every now and then his voice becomes hoarse, even if he is 100% fine. Is this anything to be concerned about?
I doubt it is due to crying (hardly cries now) or shouting or talking too much, because he is not a rowdy child anyway.
Could this be an indication of anything?
Last night while watching a funny movie he was laughing a lot, but at times he coughed, almost as if short of breath, but there is no coughing generally.
Many thanks

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It is possible that your young son has a form of asthma especially if he coughs while laughing and becomes short of breath as you describe here. It would be a good idea to ask your doctor to see him.

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