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Posted by: Zukile Ngxengweni | 2019/05/08

Q.

Child's persistent coughing

My grand was diagnosed with tuberculosis last year, and it been about five months using the treatment the is no difference he coughing every night. My wife has been taking the child to many general practitioner this child's persistent coughing nothing helps, as I have stated that has been diagonised with tuberculosis last and he is using Ironed H as a treatment and the is no difference, what can we do to help the child, instead of responding to the treatment he is getting worse, he is coughing everynight .

Expert's Reply

A.

Cough Expert
- 2019/05/10

You need to go back to the children's hospital and see a paediatrician. The coughing may be part of the healing process of tuberculosis or may be due to another cause such as asthma or a post-nasal drip. It is also unclear on what basis the tuberculosis was diagnosed. Sometimes a 'guess' diagnosis is made and another diagnosis may be missed. You should discuss these concerns with a paediatrician.

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