Ask an expert

04 Aug 2011

Our baby of 11 months old is coughing now for 4 months without stopping. She initially got flu and after several doses of antibiotics and penisilin, different cough medicines and allergy medication she just does not stop coughing! Can it be sinus that causes these coughing? What medication can be used in this case?
Answer 920 views
childhood diseases

01 Jan 0001

You do not mention whether your baby is at a creche and whether she has had more than one chest infection.I am concerned that your baby girl has been coughing for as long as 4 months. She also does not respond to treatment for her cough. It is possible that she has a reflux problem with aspiration of tiny amounts of her food or some other reason for her persistent cough. It would be best to take her to be seen by a paediatric pulmonologist so that a proper diagnosis can be made of the cause of her coughing. There are experts in all the main centres in SA.
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
Voting Booth
Have you entered our Health of the Nation survey?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
32% - 9433 votes
68% - 19971 votes