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3 Month Old Baby Cough And Cold
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
10 month old having cough, cold and fever(37.3-37.5) for 3 days is fussy during feeding times. How can i feed him.
Clear liquids: Make sure to give him lots of clear fluids (water, Pedialyte) to keep him hydrated. You can give it with a bottle, cup or even spoon, if necessary. Don't worry too much if he isn't eating well- the important thing is the fluids. That will help with the fever and loosen his mucous as well. Use bulb and saline drops to suction his nose. Call the doctor if he's not better. ...Read more
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
Cold & cough: Being this young, bring your child to the pediatrician to make sure what infection he has in addition to a virus. If he also has a wheeze, precautions can be taken to make sure he is getting enough oxygen. In the meantime, make sure he is drinking well. A stuffy nose can be relieved by saline drops. If he is having breathing problems, bring him to the ed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pediatrician advised to give my 21 month old 24 pound daughter 1 TSP dimetapp cold and cough childrens. Is this okay?
Old medication: This is a product sold by prescription 3 decades ago but available over the counter for the last 2. It underwent a formulation change about 10 yrs ago, reducing its strength. At about the same time most realized these products have little value and advised against use under 6. I find this dose a little heavy, by double (when used for allergies). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Likely normal: Babies have the remarkable ability to breathe and swallow at the same time. So right after feeding she may be inhaling a little milk and sputtering a bit. That' s fine, and you can ignore it. However, if she's getting very fussy and irritable, reflux is also a possibility. ...Read more
My 3 month old has temp of 99-100 with nasal congestion and occasional retractions and heaving breathing. Does she have pneumonia again?
Possibly: Those are concerning symptoms in a 3month old patient. Pneumonia is one possibility but there are others. These include a viral respiratory illness that is causing wheezing or inflammation in the baby. Regardless these are symptoms that need evaluated immediately either by your physician or local emergency room. It should not wait till tomorrow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 month old baby having mild stuffy nose and dry cough&sneeze (occasionally) since 3 weeks.Is it normal?Baby seems active otherwise.Gave saline drops
Continue the saline: Nasal washes, especially before feeding, if symptoms progress/fever or reduced feeding, see his doctor, otherwise make sure your baby isn't exposed to smokers or second hand smoke or other causes that would irritate the upper airways, enjoy your baby ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 3 year old daughter has a horrible cough and nausea. Can i give her cough syrup (children's nyquil) and gravol together?
No: The am academy of pediatrics doesn't recommend any cough products for young children as they haven't been shown effective and sometimes are harmful. Children's coughs may benefit from vaporizer, drinking fluids, and 1 tsp honey for those over 1 year. If cough persists, see dr: consider asthma, pneumonia, postnasal drainage cough, etc. I am not familiar with gravol, so no advice with it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Normal variation: The main agent adding color to the poo is the material made by the liver called bile. It starts out a dark green and goes thru the yellows to brown depending on the influences of various factors in the intestines. Rapid transit thru the system, as may occur with diarrhea or breast feeding may have a greenish yellow or yellow appearance. The slower, more likely browner. ...Read more
If I am breast feeding and have severe cough and runny nose does this affects my 3 week infant? I am also giving her formula bottle .
Cold: Probably your child has cold.But you should go to doctor , because you child only 2 m. Old, to r/o more seroius infections. ...Read more
My 3 years old son is coughing and birthing fast can I give him ventolin syrup and rrhinothol syrup?
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..
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. ...Read more
My 4mos old baby has a viral infection, coughing and having nasal drip.Can i give her pedialite instead of milk to loosen up cough?
My baby is 3 1/2 weeks old and has dry cough and stuffed nose. Is it okay for him to inhale Vicks with steam water ?
My son is 3 years of age and from birth till now he always suffer from cold cough flu chest congestion. Help?
Recurrent infections: Children will experience more colds and infections especially if they attend daycare, exposed to cigarette smoke or were forn very premature. Chronic or recurrent congestion, cough may indicate allergies and/or asthma. Less common is an immune system problem predisposing children to recurrent, severe or unusual infections. An allergist can assist in sorting these out. ...Read more
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