Lung Disease and Respiratory System

What are the symptoms of bronchitis I should look for in my child?

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  • AJames Fortenberry, MD, Pediatrics, answered on behalf of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

    Your child may have one or more of the following symptoms:

    • Cold-like symptoms
    • A dry, hacking cough with no mucus. This is called a non-productive cough, and it may be worse at night. The cough may become productive (with mucus) in two to three days.
    • Fever (temperature over 100.3°F)
    • Not feeling hungry
    • Tiredness
    • Inconsolable (cannot be calmed for at least a few minutes each hour using methods that usually work for your child, such as holding, rocking, pacifiers or soothing talk).
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