Ugeskr Læger 2015;177:V11140593
Chronic cough in children
Cough in children is a common problem of various aetiologies. In the presence of specific findings diagnostics may be easy, but often the symptoms are few and unclear. Management involves specific diagnosing and it should be considered if the cough is acute, prolonged or chronic. The diagnosis depends on the quality of the cough evaluated as dry cough or wet, productive cough. Trials of treatment are often used to make a diagnosis, and any trial should be time-limited because natural resolution of cough is so common. Finally, giving thorough information to parents is crucial.