Maine Association of School Nurses

A child's cough: common presentations and causes

Posted over 5 years ago by Patricia Endsley

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Cough is one of the most frequent symptoms in children and the most common symptom for which children visit a health-care provider. Acute cough in children can be indicative of asthma, bronchiolitis, whooping cough, and other conditions clinicians need to recognize, manage, and explain to patients and their caregivers.

After completing the activity, the participant should be better able to:

Describe how a weak cough can be harmful or fatalExplain the three phases of coughDiscuss the differences between cough caused by croup, bronchiolitis, and other sourcesIdentify habit coughList the treatment options for the various coughs examined Click Here