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A 31-year-old female asked about a male:

6 week old baby congested and coughing....can dr do anything for him? keeping nose clear and using humidifier....anything else i can do....

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Mgt/workup: I would suggest following his temperature and letting your doctor know if there is a fever, poor feeding or dehydration. If the baby is having trouble breathing eg breathing quickly, a visit to the ED is indicated. For the cough it should start to improve daily, and if the cough is persistent, pertussis should be considered. A virtual appointment: healthtap.com/DosanjhMD Code: NCYHPZ
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Baby coughing: best to have your baby checked by your doctor to keep baBy safe
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Yes: At 5mo the primary cause of congestion are irritants or colds. House dust, fragrance, perfumes, detergent or cleaning products all leave scents that don't bother adults but irritate a babies nose. A good nasal clean out with saline can remove much of this irritant load, but removing the offending irritants from babies life helps more in the long run.Irritants aggravate colds ; nasal wash helps.
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Last updated Apr 24, 2016

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