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Cough

We are currently seeing children and adolescents with cough, typically one of the most prominent and bothersome symptoms of viral respiratory infections at this time of year. Coughing is an important and beneficial reflex that our bodies need to clear secretions and to keep open our major airways during the course of a viral cold or upper respiratory infection. However, severe or persistent cough can be associated with asthma, pneumonia, sinus infections, and bronchiolitis, and should be evaluated by your health care provider.



See Also: Previous diagnosis of asthma, see Asthma Attack If you are coughing because of an Asthma Attack, see Asthma Attack Any Chest Pain If you have a Common Cold, see Colds Colds Cough Barky cough and hoarseness, see Croup If Earache is your main concern, see Earache

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