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Coughing is a reflex that clears your child's throat and airways (respiratory system). It helps to heal and protect your child's lungs. It is normal for your child to cough from time to time. A cough that happens with other symptoms or lasts a long time may be a sign of a condition that needs treatment. A short-term (acute) cough may only last 2–3 weeks. A long-term (chronic) cough may last 8 or more weeks.
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These symptoms may be an emergency. Do not wait to see if the symptoms will go away. Get help right away. Call 911.
This information is not intended to replace advice given to you by your health care provider. Make sure you discuss any questions you have with your health care provider.
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