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I finished antibiotics for an infection but still have a lingering cough can I still be contagious? I have a one month old baby. Cough is dry tickle

I finished antibiotics for an infection but still have a lingering cough can I still be contagious? I have a one month old baby. Cough is dry tickle

Difficult to say: Difficult to answer absolutely since you don't say what the infection was or what the antibiotic was. But, with that qualification, a dry lingering cough that is more of a tickle is not so likely to be due to a lingering infection, but more likely some lingering irritation. The good news is that a 1 month old baby still has a high level of maternal antibodies in its system, so may be less succept. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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My 1 month old baby has cough and fever and by the way he breathes I can hear that he has a phlegm. I need an answer asap which medicine should I buy.

My 1 month old baby has cough and fever and by the way he breathes I can hear that he has a phlegm. I need an answer asap which medicine should I buy.

Fever?: Any 1mo with a fever over 100.4 should be evaluated by a physician as soon as possible. NOW!!!! The possibility that they picked up germs during labor/delivery makes it mandatory to be seen. The issue could be life threatening. ...Read more

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My 1 month old baby has a cold he's sneezing and light cough as well as congestion is this dangerous and what can I do to make him better?

My 1 month old baby has a cold he's sneezing and light cough as well as congestion is this dangerous and what can I do to make him better?

Infant colds: With such a small infant, I would have him checked by his doc. Also make sure his airway is clear, suction his nostrils with saline drops and a suction bag. Run a humidifier as well. Never give an infant this age any medication with out consulting your doctor. If he has any fever over 100.5 rectal, and you can not get in to se your doc, go to the er. ...Read more

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Is phenergan (promethazine) cough syrup safe for 1 month old baby, because she is giving us sleepless nites?

Is phenergan (promethazine) cough syrup safe for 1 month old baby, because she is giving us sleepless nites?

Do not use: Unfortunately the Phenergan (promethazine) has been linked to apnea (not breathing) as a complication under the age of 2 yrs. I would never use it or any other cough syrup for a 1mo. A saline nose wash is the only recommended treatment at that age. ...Read more

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My 1 month old baby has a reflux but sometimes when she wakes up she coughs is it because she didn't burp before sleeping? Reflux causes cough right?

My 1 month old baby has a reflux but sometimes when she wakes up she coughs is it because she didn't burp before sleeping? Reflux causes cough right?

Yes it can: And most babies have reflux, they outgrow it as get bigger, you had the answer in your question: burp your baby well after feeding, if wet burps are a problem, try reflux precautions: thickening feeds, feeding smaller amounts more frequently, raising the bed 30 degrees, feeding the baby at 45 degree angle, etc, enjoy your baby ...Read more

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My 1 month old baby has eye drainage, dry cough, & a stuffy congested nose. Should I be worried, what should I do?

My 1 month old baby has eye drainage, dry cough, & a stuffy congested nose. Should I be worried, what should I do?

Yes, see pediatrician: You need to take you infant to his doctor at once. An eye infection can progress to an orbital cellulitis which is very severe. It happened to one of my children. From a simple cold the child gets mucous in its eyes from rubbing his nose and touching his eyes. ...Read more

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1 month old infant with forehead temp of 98.9, is it considered a fever?

1 month old infant with forehead temp of 98.9, is it considered a fever?

No: Pediatricians consider greater than or equal to 100.4 to be fever in a child less than one year of age. It is important to take the temperature recatally as this will give you the most accurate body temperature location. ...Read more

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1 month old, formula feed infant has dark green poop that smells like skunk (sometimes stringy looking)...baby is gassy as well. Is this normal?

1 month old, formula feed infant has dark green poop that smells like skunk (sometimes stringy looking)...baby is gassy as well. Is this normal?

Could be: The first thing I would want to make sure is that your child is gaining weight appropriately and thriving. If that is the case, there are numerous things that could be of help, such as different formulas. That decision can be best made with your child's doctor who will know what formula your child is and/or has been on. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dosage of Bromfed (brompheniramine) for 14 lb infant? Ped prescribed my 10 month old Bromfed (brompheniramine) for her cough: dose is 1/2 tspn/4hrs. Def not the right dose for her.

Dosage of Bromfed (brompheniramine) for 14 lb infant? Ped prescribed my 10 month old Bromfed (brompheniramine) for her cough: dose is 1/2 tspn/4hrs. Def not the right dose for her.

See below: Per fda recs, no otc meds for kids under 4 year old let alone under 1 year of age! And as per these meds for your infant, I can't understand why your doc would do this period! cough meds are not beneficial especially in and infant and can, in fact, cause problems like increase the risk of developing a pneumonia. I would stop the med immediately! ...Read more

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My 5 month old has a really bad cough. I took him to his pediatrician. The doctor said nothing is wrong. How do you get rid of an infant cough?

My 5 month old has a really bad cough. I took him to his pediatrician. The doctor said nothing is wrong. How do you get rid of an infant cough?

Many things help: You can put a humidifier in the room (cool mist is best), raise the head of the crib a few inches, and a number of other things depending on what the cause is. Problems in babies can look different from one day to the next. If there is trouble breathing, poor feeding, irritability or fever, see your pediatrician again. ...Read more

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Infant is 12 weeks old. Affected by cold n cough. Have got appointment by doctor for vaccination.. Baby is active. Can it withstand for vaccinati?

Infant is 12 weeks old. Affected by cold n cough. Have got appointment by doctor for vaccination.. Baby is active. Can it withstand for vaccinati?

Doctor to decide: The doctor will evaluate the child and determine if the child should or should not have the immunizations that day. If you have concerns discuss them with the doctor. ...Read more

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Is there a recommended cough and cold medicine for a 6 week old infant? Dosage? My son does not have a medical card yet and I have no money to pay for a prescription from a doctor

Is there a recommended cough and cold medicine for a 6 week old infant? Dosage? My son does not have a medical card yet and I have no money to pay for a prescription from a doctor

Don't use meds: Steam up your bathroom and sit in the steam. Use saline nose drops every 4-6 hours. If the cough gets worse with poor feeding take the baby to the emergency room. Do not smoke around the baby. ...Read more

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Mucum syrup m giving to my one n half month old baby as my doc prescribed. Is it ok as he is young. He has cough and chest muscus allergy?

Mucum syrup m giving to my one n half month old baby as my doc prescribed. Is it ok as he is young. He has cough and chest muscus allergy?

Not recommended: In a young child, it is not recommended to give any cough or allergy medications. Using a cool humidifier and using nasal saline and a bulb suction to remove the congestion is recommended. If he is breathing rapidly or using his abdominal muscles to breathe or having difficulty breathing, he should be checked by doctor. Also any fever should be evaluated by MD. ...Read more

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My one month old baby has a whooping sound without cough for 2 weeks duration, I notice that after this sound as if something irritating her throat.?

My one month old baby has a whooping sound without cough for 2 weeks duration, I notice that after this sound as if something irritating her throat.?

Likely a weak airway: Some infants can develop a rather worrisome breathing pattern that make a lot of noise from their rubbery airways. Some have an airway that is more rubbery than normal & make a crowing sound as they inhale & or exhale. I would have this checked out by your doc early next week. ...Read more

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Is it okay to give tiki tiki to my 1-month old baby?

Is it okay to give tiki tiki to my 1-month old baby?

???: Do you mean Tiki tiki Vitamins? I don't recommend them. Your baby should not need them. They are not recommended until 1 year of age. Talk to your pediatrician about whether your baby needs vitamins. ...Read more