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Symptom Checker

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Coughing in Infants and Children

Your child is coughing but does not seem to be having difficulty breathing. That is reassuring.

Do any of the following statements describe your child?

  • His chest hurts when he breathes.

  • He is coughing up yellow, green, red or brown mucous.

  • He has a fever or the chills.

  • He is very tired.

  • He doesn't want to eat.

  • He has lost weight.

Yes, one or more of these statements describes my child.

No, my child is not showing these kinds of symptoms.

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