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Shortness of Breath in Infants and Children

Your child has a cough, but the coughing spells do not last longer than one minute and the cough is not making him choke, or turn red or blue in the face.

  • Does your child make a barking sound when he coughs, like a seal?

  • Does he cough like this mostly at night?

Yes, my child has a barking cough.

No, my child doesn't have a barking cough.

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