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Small child, ear infections, dry cough, frequent coughing bouts. Causes and treatment?

I took my 8 month old daughter to prompt care today, and they diagnosed her with ear infections. I told them that she also had a raspy dry cough . She of course didn t cough while the doctor was in the room, and now her cough seems to be getting more frequent.. I have never heard her cough like this, and my 2 year old son has asthma and always has colds and coughs and the sound of her cough is just so different that any that i have heard.. It makes me worried!
Asked On : Thu, 24 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query,
Your child is having upper respiratory tract infection with middle ear infection.
So continue the medication as prescribed by your Doctor.
But some times with the involvement of larynx and trachea the cough may vary in sound like barking cough.
You can give mucolytic after consulting your doctor.
Watch for any difficulty in breathing, respiratory distress or stridor and if you find any consult your doctor immediately.
Hope i have answered your query.
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Pediatrician, Neonatology Dr. Ravikiran Reddy's  Response
Hi I have gone through your complaints. I think your child is suffering from gram positive infection where they will have ear infection along with upper respiratory tract infection. There is no need to worry about the cough which your child is having. If the cough and ear discharge is not associated with fever, then there is no need to worry. You need to take mocolytics with bronchodilator.
Thank you. Good day
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Pediatrician, Cardiology Dr. Pradeep Kumar's  Response
There may be so many causes for cough. Ear infection is common during cough and cold, as there is collection of some fluid due to improper drainage.
This cough may be infective or noninfective (allergic).
Cough may take time to subside completely even after proper treatment of infection.
As there is sibling history allergic cough or cough variant of asthma must also be ruled out.
Cough type depends upon the site of involvement. It may be barky, brassy whooping depending on the etiology.
So I would suggest you to consult your physician for further evaluation and management.
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