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A 47-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me about any home made medicine for cough for my 6 months old baby?

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Dr. Manpreet Sarna
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Hydration: Since your child is only 6 months old, it needs to be seen why he has the cough and treated accordingly. Keep him hydrated, lots of fluids will loosen up the secretions and will come out easily. But needs to be seen by a doctor, it maybe an ear infection or even pneumonia, depending on the severity of the cough. Even viral bronchiolitis / bronchitis can give cough/ wheeze.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Any home made remedies for cough for a 6 month old baby?

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Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Steamy shower: The coughs in infants are very difficult to deal with. There are not any medicine over the counter recommended for under 2 years. Sometimes steaming up the shower stall and having your baby breath the warm mist is helpful. A humidifier or vaporizer may help also particularly in the winter. But i would see your pediatrician to see if its only a cold or some other cause.
A member asked:

6 months baby is coughing for 3 weeks?

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Dr. Maya Vazirani
Neonatology 53 years experience
Needs chk: baby needs to be checked for possible wheezing and or reflux induced wheezing and cough this should be asap

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Last updated Feb 8, 2014

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