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What causes recurring cough in a 22 month old infant?

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Posted on Wed, 11 May 2016
Question: hi sir
my child specing cough problem every 1.5 month gap
he is now 22 month old
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das (44 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
The propensity to such infections comes down with increase in age.

Detailed Answer:
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Most often respiratory tract infections in children are due to certain viral infections. Some children are more prone to such infections although the propensity comes down with age. It occurs due to poor immunity. You need to give the child plenty of colorful fruits and vegetables in diet. They contain plenty of antioxidants which would help in boosting his immunity. It has to be backed by proper playhabits.

When the child has such infections, give him steam inhalation. Water in form of vapor reaches deep inside and helps in diluting the cough and thus provides relief.

When you go to the doctor next time, get his tonsils checked since tonsillitis can increase the propensity to catching cold.

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What causes recurring cough in a 22 month old infant?

Brief Answer: The propensity to such infections comes down with increase in age. Detailed Answer: Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic. Most often respiratory tract infections in children are due to certain viral infections. Some children are more prone to such infections although the propensity comes down with age. It occurs due to poor immunity. You need to give the child plenty of colorful fruits and vegetables in diet. They contain plenty of antioxidants which would help in boosting his immunity. It has to be backed by proper playhabits. When the child has such infections, give him steam inhalation. Water in form of vapor reaches deep inside and helps in diluting the cough and thus provides relief. When you go to the doctor next time, get his tonsils checked since tonsillitis can increase the propensity to catching cold. Regards