A 32-year-old female asked:
my 6 month old baby has a cold with a very deep cough he wakes up crying everytime he coughs i've given him neurofen and panadol (acetaminophen) he has no temperature?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Curt Stankovic answered
19 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
URI: Coughing while sleeping is very common in infants. The nasal secretions drip to the back of the throat, causing a cough. As long as there is no persistent difficulty breathing your child should be fine. No over-the-counter medications are recommended for this. You can try to use a bulb suction and nasal saline prior to feeds if your child begins to eat less.
Answered on Apr 12, 2018
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