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- A lingering daytime cough that follows a viral respiratory infection probably doesn't need treatment, and should subside in a week or two.
- See the pediatrician if your child's cough lasts longer than you think it should.
- Also see the pediatrician if your child can't engage in daily activities because of the cough, or if your child is coughing up blood.
- Many cough medicines are not effective in children.
- Schedule a consultation with an allergist or immunologist if you think your child's cough may be triggered by allergies or asthma.
-- Diana Kohnle
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