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Dr. SH
Dr. SH, Board Certified Physician
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Is there a doctor online please?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.
Hi there.
Thank you for your question.
I will be helping you out with your queries
Yes how can I help you.
Regards.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

My daughter has had a chesty cough for a week. So have her siblings. It wakes her up in the night a couple of times and also makes he short of breath during the day. I am worried about the shortness of breath. Is that normal with a chesty cough?

Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.
Shortness of breath is always something that MUST be evaluated.
If it is severe she must be seen in the ER.
It seems likely to be a lower respiratory infection and she may require an antibiotic course.
Most common cause of such symptoms is a viral infection though.
If it is mild then you can make an early appointment with her doctor.
But the bot***** *****ne is that she must be seen to rule out anything serious.
Let me know if you have more questions.
Kind regards
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