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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, May 11, 2003

A small-kid theory of what causes that cough

Advertiser Staff

I'm fortunate to have boys who love to go to school.

One recent morning while driving our car pool to elementary school, I noticed my kindergartner, Matthew, was coughing quite a bit.

I told him I would have to check his temperature because he sounded like he was getting a bad cold.

Matthew said, "No, Mom. I'm not sick. I just have germs that get stuck in my throat."

— Submitted by Linda Elento,