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A 24-year-old female asked:

Baby is 3 months old. affected by cough since 5 days. is there any way to expell sputum from baby's cough? she coughs badly..

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology 37 years experience
Nasal saline/M.D.: Cough in an infant who is three months old may be caused by a number of conditions and infections. Supportive treatment includes keeping the baby well hydrated, treating fever, and gently removing mucus from the nasal passages with a bulb suction/infant saline drops. Babies can not spit out the sputum and instead swallow the sputum and may vomit as a result. A chest xray and testing for the cause.

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