Toddler with a Chronic Cough

January 2005
Pediatric Nursing;Jan/Feb2005, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p48
Academic Journal
The article studies the case of a toddler suffering form chronic cough. 15-month-old Timmy is seen for recheck after an episode of bronchitis. Timmy's father reports that he is better but still coughing a lot. The father also says that the child eats very well but sleeps poorly, waking several times a night coughing. They have given him all the guaifenisen with dextromethorphan in one bottle of cough syrup and want to know if there is something stronger he could have because no one in the family can sleep. He expresses frustration because it seems like they just can not keep Timmy well for any length of time.


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