It is a reflex action that the body does to remove fluid from the throat and chest.

A cough is one of the commonest symptoms of a cold.

It happens when nerve endings in the airways get irritated.

When did it start? Is the nose runny? Is there fever?

When your child is coughing, ask yourself some questions and watch out for associated symptoms.

Safe at-home treatments like steam and saline water gargling can always be done.