>For the longest time my toddler, Peaches, had cough but didn’t develop fever. Her mucus (phlegm) was clear and her lungs are clear too. It was an upper respiratory tract infection which is usually caused by allergens. She was given anti-allergy medicine which she took for 7 days. The doctor told me that after 7 days and the Peaches is still coughing, I have to consider Primary Complex. 

After 7 days, the cough’s still there but I am nhttp://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=livthelifofad-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=0470179392&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrot convinced that Peaches had Primary complex. One, she didn’t develop fever. Two, she’s gaining weight as opposed to losing weight when you have Primary complex. Three, her appetite is well, let’s just say she weighs 21Kls at 2.10 years old. Four, she has no lymph nodes- you can check for this by touching the sides of your child’s neck (just below their ears) and feel for small nodes (kulani). Fifth, her mucus is clear. Sixth, she’s active as ever. 

So what to do when the toddler is coughing for more than 2 weeks but has no fever or other symptoms? 

Check for possible allergen source. Clear the house from cobwebs, check the windows for molds, stop using air freshener, change your bed sheets frequently, change your laundry detergent and fabric conditioner, don’t use cologne or powder on your child. 

If all of these are not the reason for your child’s allergies, try asking your pediatrician to change your child’s milk. Milk allergy can cause coughing too. 

In our case, I cleaned our windows, changed our bed sheets 2x a week and changed our fabric conditioner. 

It worked and now, Peaches is cough free! 🙂 

But the Primary Complex advise from the pedia was a real scare. I wish he didn’t say those if he wasn’t sure. 
I am seriously thinking of changing our pedia 🙁