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Old 02-07-2011, 08:48 AM   #2
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Re: 10 year old has cough for 9 years

Nine years, good heavens! Go to a different doctor. Ideally you want a pulmonologist. If you need a referral, ask to see a different pediatrician, as this one is not addressing your daughter's problem.

Non-narcotic cough medicines are usually not effective in children, and codeine needs to be used pretty carefully. But a chronic cough is usually either asthma or acid reflux, which are both treatable.