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What will happen if my child’s cough isn’t treated?

Any child with a prolonged cough (more than 10 days) should be seen by his regular doctor. The doctor can focus on what is causing the cough and treat it as needed. A prolonged cough could be a sign of a more serious infection and breathing problems.

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