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Question by  Rashmi Priya (13)

Should I be concerned about a raspy cough in my toddler?

My toddler had swine flue two weeks ago and has now developed a raspy cough.


Answer by  dazyrose (66)

From what I have read the biggest concern with swine flu is the fact that it can go into pneumonia especially in small children and causes respiratory problems which can land the child in the hospital on breathing machine. Have your child evaluated by your doctor or local hospital.


Answer by  bigwig (654)

It could be a side effect of the swine flu, or it could be something else that set in after, like bronchitis or pneumonia. Talk to your doctor.


Answer by  Znufoc01 (227)

A raspy cough is a common symptom that remains for a while after a virus. If this is the only symptom, don't worry. If it gets worse, see a doctor.


Answer by  MattK (1713)

A raspy caough is not something to worry about on its' own, but if it continues for more the 24-48 hours and is distressing your toddler, visit a doctor.

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