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1.5 year old my baby girl suffering dry cough
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Dr. Gopal Samdani
Child Specialist
2 years ago
Common causes ? acute Common cold Influenza (flu) Inhaling an irritant Strained or pulled abdominal muscle Whooping cough Common causes ? chronic Allergies Asthma (most common in children) Bronchitis GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) Postnasal drip Others Acute sinusitis Bronchiectasis Bronchiolitis (especially in young children) Choking: First aid (especially in children) Chronic sinusitis COPD Croup (especially in young children) Cystic fibrosis Emphysema Heart failure Laryngitis Lung cancer Medications called angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors Neuromuscular diseases, such as parkinsonism, which weaken the coordination of upper airway and swallowing muscles Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) (especially in young children) Tuberculosis
There are many underlying causes of your symptoms. Different cause needs different treatment. Specific treatment cannot be given unless we establish exact underlying cause. Final and perfect diagnosis cannot be done without doing clinical examination of child. Please consult me or any other Paediatrician. will take detail history and will examine your child in detail. At time may ask you relevant investigations if necessary. All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause will prescribe you treatment. Your child may need antibiotics and/or other prescription drugs.
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