There seems to be no symptoms that requires urgent attention. It appears sufficient to monitor the situation at home, and take your child to the hospital during regular hours.

Child’s Symptoms

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However, if symptoms change, please visit an emergency clinic. During holidays and New Years break, visit the emergency clinic the next day.

Nursing points for cough and Wheezing

  • If your child’s lips are clearly dark red or purple when crying

    • Whether or not accompanied by fever, you should visit an emergency clinic.
  • If your child has a deep voice like a howling dog

    • In this case, it is most important to avoid crying as much as possible.
    • It may be that it is worse at night than daytime. If symptoms are present from the daytime, you go for a medical visit earlier instead of waiting until late evening.
    • Even in the evening if it appears your child is comfortably falling asleep, you can wait until the next morning. However, if your child's voice is so faint that you can't hear it, you should go see a doctor.
  • If you have been told that your child’s bronchi are weak (or may be asthmatic)

    • If you have a hand-held bronchodilator prescribed for your child (if it is administered as medication for attacks), take it as directed (if sticker, place one) and monitor the situation for 30 minutes~1 hour.
    • If your child’s cough becomes lighter and can sleep better, it may be sufficient to continue monitoring the situation. However, be sure to visit your doctor the next day.
  • If your child had been eating something or had something in his/her mouth while playing

    • Did your child suddenly start coughing controllably (like choking on some liquid) when there was nothing just a few moments before? If the cough stops after a short period of time, then there may be nothing to worry about. But if the cough continues, you should go see a doctor.
    • At the hospital, be sure to mention that the cough started suddenly.
    • Particularly, if your child has been eating bean-type things such as peanuts, you should go see a doctor.

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