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two weeks ago my 1 yr old had croup and was treatment in the

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two weeks ago my 1 yr old had croup and was treatment in the er for barking cough. the cold went away as well as the barking but now two weeks later he still coughs (normal not barking). he usually coughs when he cries. his white part of his eye is red in corner, i am told from coughing. how long does this type of coughing last?

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I am sorry to hear about your son's cough

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The cough should normally resolve within a week to two weeks.

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Since this is persisting beyond this period, I would be concerned about the possibility of a bacterial infection, like atypical pneumonia, Mycoplasma infection etc.

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I would believe that you should contact your pediatrician for the same

Customer:

how can they test for either of those?

PediatricMD :

and possibly get an antibiotic prescription for the same after appropriate tests

PediatricMD :

The other possibility is a viral infection associated with chest congestion (wheeze)

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which your doctor would again be able to diagnose on the basis of a clinical examination

PediatricMD :

For confirming of the diagnosis, a chest X ray may help

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sometimes complete blood counts may be ordered and other tests as needed can be planned

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Is there anything else that I can help you with?

Customer:

no that is great info, thanks so much i will bring him into the ped dr today :o)

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