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what should i do if my newborn is coughing

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Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Newborns cough: no it is not normal but may not be anything serious but still have the baby seen.

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
See a doctor: Would not see a need to take anything for a dry cough, although gargling with a warm saline rinse might help to ameliorate the cough. If she develops ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Saline nose wash: This doesn't sound like an illness as much as it may be baby clearing his/her airway. Babies are quite sensitive to smoke/ dust/fragrances/ cleaning o ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
47 years experience Pediatrics
Baby is coughing: Most likely yes, if the cough is mild, no fevr, baby is acting normal, feeding & suckling well, these are good signs of well being, you can use ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Pappas
22 years experience Pediatrics
Don't panic: Some babies just don't burp. But, first make sure that you are giving them the opportunity to burp. Try different positions with gentle back massage/t ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sathish Adigopula
19 years experience Pediatrics
.: Good feed and burp. Gentle rocking. Some babies respond to singing or music. Always put babies to sleep on their back.
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
22 years experience Pediatrics
Call your doctor: In the first few days after birth, some babies may swallow blood from any cracking in the mother's breast. This is not uncommon, but can cause stomach ... Read More
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
26 years experience Pediatrics
Comfort: If baby is less than three months or unvaccinated or otherwise has poor health, contact the doctor. Otherwise, help your baby feel better with a dose ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Min
Specializes in Pediatrics
Depends: If your baby has nasal discharge and he/she is not bothered by it and sleeping and eating fine, i would not do anything. If it's bothering them a lit ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Katz
25 years experience Pediatrics
Medical Emergency: These symptoms are very concerning and your child needs to be examined immediately.
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Dr. Janesta Noland
Specializes in Pediatrics
Depends: If your baby is under 2 months of age, call your pediatrician immediately for fever over 100.4 (38c). For older babies and children, Acetaminophen or ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ruben Nazario
Specializes in Pediatrics
Call doctor or 911: Seizures in newborn infants are not common, and could signal a serious condition. Signs of seizures in your newborn include lip smacking, eye or lip t ... Read More
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Dr. Marc Grella
27 years experience Pediatrics
See doc or ER now: "wheezing a lot" and "hard to breathe" are a bad combination - your baby could have a simple cold, or could have bronchiolitis, pneumonia, have a fore ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
38 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Call 911: A tet spell is life threatening and should be treated emergently. It is similar to a muscle spasm, but results in a severe blockage of flow through th ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Roberts
27 years experience Pediatrics
Drugs : Yes, you should be concerned. These can impair his judgement especially if driving and can have some very serious consequences including jail time. Ho ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ayyaz Shah
26 years experience Dermatology
Cough: It would be a good idea to visit your doctor and get a culture of the greenish phlegm as it appears highly suspicious for an infection. Your doctor ma ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muhammad Emran
15 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Take her to the nearest urgent care or er for a proper physical exam and testing.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nanette Nuessle
Specializes in Pediatrics
Age-dosed medication.: First of all, normal temperatures vary from 97-100.5 degrees. Temperatures above that range are usually a self-defense mechanism, and only need treatm ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
33 years experience Family Medicine
Baby breathing: We essentially help the baby breathe, even intubate if we need to and assist with breathing.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Nordine
19 years experience Pediatrics
Be Seen: If one of your infant's eyes is yellow, it is unlikely to be due to a systemic cause like jaundice. Some parents will describe their child's eye as ye ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Your child should be seen by an opthomolgist.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Webb
12 years experience Pediatrics
Don't worry: Many babies, even if in the higher growth percentiles as babies, slim down as toddlers as they begin to walk and move around. It is rare for a breast ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Minor stuffy nose is: Not dangerous. Neti pots can reduce nasal congestion. Mix ¼ tsp salt w 1 cup lukewarm water. More salt can also be used. Place solution in neti pot. ... Read More
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Dr. Laura Webb
12 years experience Pediatrics
Cool compresses: Baby's skins are very sensitive and burn easily. Try to prevent sunburns by always using sunscreen and staying in the shade. With a minor burn apply ... Read More

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