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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   my daughter got sick in february first puking for 3 days then she was fine a week later 102.7 temp. took her to doctor they did blood test and strep test everything was fine. we finished her anitbiotics but she still has bad cough and im not sure how serious it is
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User :   ive tried everything to sooth her cough and nothing works for more than 5 mins
Doctor :  
is she having trouble in breathing?
User :   no
Doctor :  
is there any sound comings from chest as she breathes?
User :   no
Doctor :  
when was her last physical examination by her pediatrician?
User :   about a week ago and she told me to give her some cough surpresant and that should work but it didnt
Doctor :  
i would suggest a repeat chest examination and a posible x-ray chest along with a ENT or a Pulmonologist opinion for her cough
User :   so this may be something serious if not taken care of?
Doctor :   it could be serious pointing towards asthma kind of picture
Doctor :  
like a 'cough variant asthma' if not getting controlled
Doctor :  
with the cough supressants and antibiotics

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