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Posted by: zee | 2008/07/31

bad cough after chickenpox

Hi my kids 4y and 8y had chickenpox, they are just about fine again, but suddenly they developed this bad coughs, especially the 4y old. Why is that and what should I do? She also has a runny nose. Thanks

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Dear Zee
She may just have a viral upper airway infection now. If she is not feverish and does not cough up green or yellow phlegm you can treat just with cough mixture. If she does have a fever and phlegm, rather take her to the doctor.
Dr Bets

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