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11 Month Old Cough
Depends: If your child has a runny nose and cough but otherwise doing fine they may just have a bad cold. However, if your child has fever associated with that running nose and cough and is not eating well then they may need further evaluation by your pediatrician to see if something else is going on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Maybe: Young babies can have allergic nasal inflamation (rhinitis) with constant runny nose. A 6 month old can also have multiple cold during the winter and have an almost constant runny nose from fall to spring. Speak with your pediatrician about the appropriate dose of an antihistamine to use for your baby. If control is inadequate consult an allergist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could be...: ...infected tonsils/adenoids, failure to properly clean gums, GI disturbance, metabolic imbalance, baby bottle syndrome, reaction to Meds, etc. See BOTH a Pediatrician (a kids medical specialist) and a Pedodontist (a kids dental specialist. "Bad breath" should not be ignored, may be symptomatic of potentially serious problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your DR: If your 2 month old has been directly exposed to a confirmed case of pertussis, or whooping cough, you need to see your doctor. At your baby's age, he has not yet completed his primary pertussis vaccination series, so he is susceptible to contracting this disease. Known contacts, including your baby, will need to be treated for exposure to the disease. ...Read more
My daughter is 2yrs old - symptoms are: runny nose, cough, fever 2 separate days (39.37), congestion, occasional vomiting w/excessive cough?
Humidified air : And nasal saline. Most cold medications have side effects which are dangerous for children under age 4. I like humidified air via a steam bath. Use 1 inch of cold water in the tub then turn shower on hot. Stand in bathroom and allow warmed humidified air to soften secretions. Stand far enough to avoid burns. A few drops of nasal saline with gentle bulb suction also works well. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Cough: The first months are troubled by narrow nasal passages & exposure to dust, fragrences, smoke & other irritants.Baby tries to flush these out of the nose with mucous but this often ends as congestion & produces rattling with breathing& cough. The best rx is washing out the nose with saline & suctioning the remainder. Eliminate irritants from baby's environment & this will happen less. ...Read more
11 month old continues to cough after RSV has cleared. Teething or something RSV related? Sometimes she coughs so much she throws up.
Common: Infants who have RSV bronchiolitis will often cough intermittently for at least a month after the primary infection. They will also cough more with irritant exposures to dust/fragrance/smoke/etc. For the next year they can wheeze on occasion with minor colds.As long as baby is eating and playful it is likely okay.If the kid starts refusing feeds or to play they deserve a followup exam. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My 6 yr old daughter is coughing, sneezing, stuffed nose, mucus looks dark brown. Now she is wheezing ... How can I tell its allergies, cold, asthma ?
No: The first months are troubled by narrow nasal passages & exposure to dust, fragrences, smoke & other irritants trigger cough.Baby tries to flush these out of the nose with mucous but this often ends as congestion & produces rattling. The best rx is washing out the nose with saline & suctioning the remainder. Eliminate irritants from baby's environment & this will happen less.No cough syrup!!! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: There are several things that can cause a persistant cough(asthma, reflux - heartburn and others). I presume your child is not in distress. And that he/she has been examined by your pediatrician..In that case i would recommend seeing an allergist..To take a full history(including family history of allergies/asthma) and examination. Several possible medications can be tried. That should be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 7 month old child has chesty cough, running nose, discharge now yellow color, 2 days now she is not sleeping properly, and she has diarrhea?
She probably...: ...Has a cold. Please see her doctor for proper diagnosis and to find out if she needs anything more than time to make her feel better. ...Read more
M.D. visit: If you son is drooling more than usual, it is important to be seen by your doctor. If there is swelling in the airway this can lead to excessive drooling. He should be able to eat and drink without difficulty, and to breathe comfortably without using his chest or neck muscles. If he has a fever, the source of the fever may include a specific infection of the ear, throat or lungs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See the doctor: This time of year, many respiratory infections are being spread among children in school. Some of them are minor, but some may be serious. If your child has had cough, wheezing, and fever for 11 days, they need to be seen by their doctor to determine the cause of the illness. Please do not delay seeking treatment! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Comfort measures: You may want to avoid too much milk as this may generate more mucus for the little one to deal with. After a soothing warm bath, you can continue the humidification by setting up a vaporizer/humidifier in baby's room. Use any of the commercially available devices to help remove excess mucus from baby's nose as well. If it's within 48 hrs of onset, you can get meds for flu. ...Read more
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