Why does a child’s cough keep getting worse?

The causes of pediatric chronic cough are complex, and if the cause is unknown, blind treatment may have poor results. Therefore, the first thing to do is to make a clear diagnosis, and an accurate etiological diagnosis is the basis for reasonable treatment.
Common causes of chronic cough in children include: cough variant asthma, upper airway cough syndrome, cough after (respiratory) infection, gastroesophageal reflux cough, and psychogenic cough.
The main causes of atopic cough are: congenital respiratory diseases, foreign body aspiration, respiratory infections caused by specific pathogens, etc.
Doctors will clarify the cause based on the child’s medical history, physical examination, combined with the results of relevant ancillary tests (e.g. routine blood, chest X-ray, mycoplasma antibodies, allergens, fiberoptic bronchoscopy, etc.) and, if necessary, diagnostic treatment for some children, etc.

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