Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Shortness of Breath in Infants and Children
You have said that your child does not have a dry cough, wheezing, persistent nighttime cough or cough with exercise.
Pertussis (whooping cough) can cause bouts of coughing.
Does your child cough very hard, and for longer than one minute at a time?
Does his face turn red or blue or does he begin to choke when he coughs?