Why is the child coughing
if he/she does not have running nose?
Para nasal sinuses open to upper part of
the nose. Owing to anatomical reasons the secretion produced
here may flow backwards more easily than towards the nostrils
on the face.
This secretion flowing to the pharynx may make the child
cough. The younger the child is the shorter his/her pharyngotympanic
tube is. Therefore the flowing secretion can be coughed into
the middle ear, which may lead to its inflammation.
A possible puncture of the ear or taking antibiotics can
be prevented by the regular use of the Baby-Vac during a cold.
Dr. Julianna Gellér