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Cough and mucus in the airwaysDiseasesLungs and respiratory tract

Cough

Coughing is a way for the respiratory tract to try to get rid of something that is irritating. Most often, the cough is due to a cold and then it goes off by itself, although it can take several weeks. Cough may also be due to other diseases of the airways or lungs, or that the airways are irritated by, for example, smoke.

DiseasesLungs and respiratory tractRespiratory difficulties and respiration

Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in children

Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSA) in children means that the child has a respiratory delay due to narrow airways. This means that the child has a car sound when inhaled, usually snoring sounds, and sleeps anxiously. The lack of good sleep allows the child to become tired or hyperactive during the days. It can also be difficult to gain weight. If your child has a respiratory break or strained breathing while sleeping, contact a health care center.