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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.

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Respiratory difficulties in children

When a child has difficulty breathing it is usually due to the airways being narrow somewhere or the lungs not functioning properly. The cause may be, for example, an infection, asthma or that the child has had an object in the airways. Breathing difficulties can be very serious and you usually need to seek care right away for the child.

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