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My son is 3 yes and 11 kg weight. He is having regular cough problem meaning once in a month. He started coughing after crying or playing vigorously and continues till 5 to 10 minutes. Doctor assured as he don't have any chest congestion,fluid,pneumonia etc.now the climate changed he again started cough.doctor gives some cough syrup.photo attached,but cough still exists in morning time and in night also..kindly advice me..thank you...

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It is quite common for young children to get cough and cold frequently. As they grow older the frequency comes down., Make sure he gets vegetables and fruits daily. Give him nuts and honey occasionally.Minimize consumption of chocolates, soft drinks and ready to eat snacks which contain artificial flavors. If cough does not subside within two weeks you need to take the child again to the doctor.  

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Dr. Arun Kumar Suri

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I can answer questions in the field of general pediatrics-questions regarding the development of children, immunization, feeding, weaning and common childhood problems like fever, cough and recurrent illness. Many of these topics are dealt with on my website Healthy Family Happy Family. Often a mother imagines that her child is sick when in fact there is no problem. Such a mother needs explanation and reassurance. I will not be able to answer specific questions regarding diagnosis.

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I have more than 20 years of experience as a Pediatrician. I have been involved in the care of premature babies and also many critically ill children.

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I am attached to a Mission hospital in a small town in the Kannur dist. of Kerala in India. I also have my private clinic in a nearby place.

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Most of my articles are on my website Healthy Family Happy Family. I have also contributed articles to Ezine Articles and Article City. I believe that Pediatrics is more than treating diseases in children. I advocate holistic approach to child health and problems of children giving equal importance to physical, psychological and spiritual health of children.

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M.B.B.S. D.C.H. I have completed a distant course in adolescent health conducted by IMA AKN SINHA INSTITUTE. I have also completed an online course on Ayurvedic care of children conducted by Jiva Institute.

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