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Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: jane | 2007/05/16

Q.

pneumonia, bronchitis or asthma?

dear doc

kindly enlighten me on the signs & symptoms of the above mentioned illnesses. my daughter has a runny, blocked nose all the time. she has a persistant night cough & an odd cough during the day. she has been like this for a month now. our doc is just treating is as flu. im not so sure its just the flu? doesnt flu only last
about 7 days? she is 13months old.

thank you for responding

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This does not sound like flu at all. It is more likely to be an allergic nasal problem called allergic rhinitis and her cough sounds very much like asthma.Please take her to see a paediatrician with an interest in respiratory conditions in children.

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