How To Help Toddler With Cough A toddler’s cough can be a sign of a serious health issue, and it’s …
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There is a common misconception that toddlers don’t get colds or the flu. However, according to the CDC, one in five children aged 3 to 17 years old will get a cold or the flu each year. In fact, according to the AAP, one in five children will have a chronic cough at some point during their childhood.
The reasons for these coughs are many and varied, but a common cause is a common cold or the flu. When the respiratory system is infected, the immune system attacks the virus and the person’s natural defenses are overwhelmed. This can lead to a persistent cough, yellowing of the eyes and nose, and a high fever.
In addition, some toddlers get chronic coughs from other causes. For example, toddlers who have asthma may get a chronic cough from the added stress of the condition. Other toddlers may get a chronic cough from allergies or from a respiratory infection, such as bronchitis, that was not caused by the common cold