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Causes and treatment for cough in 2 year old - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u?
User :   my daughter has a bad cough and is really hot
User :   what should i do
Doctor :   her age
User :   could it be the whooping cough?
User :   2
Doctor :   duration ogf probs
Doctor :   it could be coz of viral fever
User :   the cough sounds really bad
User :   wa=hat should i do
Doctor :   k
User :   *wat
User :   should i take her to the er
Doctor :   A cough may indicate a serious condition if: Doctor :   # blood is accompanied with cough
# it is accompanied by chest pain
# there is difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
Doctor :   coughing is accompanied by other symptoms such as fever
User :   she also vomit and seemed like she couldnt breathe
Doctor :   cough can be taken care by: Doctor :   Increasing humidity in the air helps relieve coughing.
Doctor :   Treatment of a cough generally involves addressing the condition causing it.
User :   k
Doctor :   he two types of drugs used to treat coughs are antitussives (drugs that suppress a cough) and expectorants (drugs that make mucous easier to cough up by thinning it).
Doctor :   which can be given only by doc's prescription
Doctor :   r u there?
Doctor :   I have to close this window since there is no response from your side, please get back to us if you need further medical advice.
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