When your child starts coughing, it is hard to decide whether this requires a rushed trip to the doctor or there is no need to stress about the cough.
Usually, the body protects itself from foreign bodies and uses cough to get rid of anything that shouldn’t stay in the respiratory system, such as excess mucus, dust, or any foreign particle. And children cough for many reasons, below is a list of different causes of cough
Colds and flus can cause kids to cough. These viral or bacterial infections can be treated with medications recommended by a doctor. It is important to treat the cause to treat the cough.
- Acid Reflux
Similar to adults, children also suffer from acid reflux symptoms, which include coughing, frequent vomiting, a bad taste in the mouth, and heartburn.
Treatment for reflux will depend on child’s age and health. follow the pediatrician’s recommendations and tips to overcome this situation.
Asthma is a condition where the child struggles to catch a breath, whether during day or night, play or rest or crying or laughing. Your pediatrician will take the necessary actions once you describe the right symptoms to give him the suitable treatment.
Allergies include a lingering cough, as well as an itchy throat, runny nose, watery eyes, sore throat, or rash. Allergy tests can find out which allergens cause the problem. Allergens can include food, pollen, pet dander, and dust. The doctor may also recommend allergy medication or allergy shots.
- Whooping Cough
That has a “whooping” sound. Whooping cough is contagious, but easy to prevent with a vaccine. Whooping cough is usually treated with antibiotics.
- Other Reasons for Children’s Cough
A child may also cough because of other reasons, like being exposed to a smoking area.
Stay tuned for more upcoming articles to learn more about coughing!
**Always consult with your doctor before giving your child any medications, especially infants.