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Coughing in Infants and Children

Children who have had a persistent cough for many months may have an underlying lung problem. This is even more likely if he has not been growing as well as expected.

Call your doctor. Your child should have an appointment soon to get him thoroughly checked out and decide if any tests are necessary.

Click here to learn about cystic fibrosis, one of several lung problems that could cause this kind of cough.

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