Coughs, Age 11 and Younger - Check Your Symptoms
Call 911 anytime you think your child may need emergency care. For example, call if:
- Your child has severe trouble breathing. Symptoms may include:
- Using the belly muscles to breathe.
- The chest sinking in or the nostrils flaring when your child struggles to breathe.
- Your child's skin and fingernails are gray or blue.
- Your child coughs up large amounts of blood or what looks like coffee grounds.
Call your doctor now or seek immediate medical care if:
- Your child coughs up blood.
- Your child has new or worse trouble breathing.
- Your child has a new or higher fever.
Watch closely for changes in your child's health, and be sure to contact your doctor if:
- Your child has a new symptom, such as an earache or a rash.
- Your child coughs more deeply or more often, especially if you notice more mucus or a change in the color of the mucus.
- Your child does not get better as expected.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
November 14, 2014
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