When children got a cold they will also cough because of mucus trickling down the back of the throat, same as an adult. So if your child is feeding eating, and breathing normally and there is no wheezing, a cough is not usually to worry about. But when and how would you know if your child’s cough is serious?
• When your child has a bad cough that won’t go away or if continues for a long time.
• If your child has a high temperature and a cough and is breathless as this may indicate infection on the chest.
If your child has these signs, you should see a doctor straight away, as your doctor can then prescribe antibiotics to treat your child if she or he has got infection.