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Shortness of Breath in Infants and Children

A cough can be a sign of a reaction to a medication. If your child's cough is accompanied by any swelling of the lips or face, or difficulty breathing, you should call for emergency medical attention. If not, call your pediatrician to discuss whether the medication your child is taking might be causing his cough.


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