Pediatrician Questions Bronchopneumonia

When does a cough become serious?

My brother's daughter has been diagnosed with bronchopneumonia after a having a cold and a cough. My son keeps getting cough frequently. When does it get worrisome?

3 Answers

If associated with signs of respiratory distress or fever
With fevers and loss of appetite and energy
If the cough lasts longer than a week or there is fever, he should be checked. Are there any wheezing or color change with the cough? If so, get seen sooner. He could have swallowed something of be getting the pneumonia.