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Doctor insights on: 3 Month Old Baby Has A Cough

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Is mucum syrup is good for three month old baby as he has cough and muscus?? kindly suggest me good tip for muscus because he is too young

Is mucum syrup is good for three month old baby as he has cough and muscus?? kindly suggest me good tip for muscus because he is too young

No...: For 3 month old baby there are not great options with regard to medical treatment for cough, congestion and mucus. Mainly just symptomatic management, nasal bulb suction, raising head of bed slightly to assist with drainage, time, and love. Likely viral in origin. If concerns for high spiking fevers, decreased urine output, irritability, or decreased fluid intake will need to be seen by doctor. Read more

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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 3.5 month old baby today has been coughing and sneezing all the time is it a sign of cold? What can I do?

My 3.5 month old baby today has been coughing and sneezing all the time is it a sign of cold? What can I do?

See his doctor: Better at this age to be assessed by their pediatrician, given the symptoms, the cough in particular, it can just be upper respiratory infection. Infants are obligate nasal breathers, so they have to have clear nasal passages to nurse, suction their nose dry before feeding, good luck Read more

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My 3 month old baby has congestion in her nose and a nasty cough. What should I do?

My 3 month old baby has congestion in her nose and a nasty cough. What should I do?

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 more

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3 month old baby's third week of RSV. Now cough sounds like croup although she's been receiving albuterol-nebulizer treatments (6x/day for 4 days, 3x/?

3 month old baby's third week of RSV. Now cough sounds like croup although she's been receiving albuterol-nebulizer treatments (6x/day for 4 days, 3x/?

Hang in there!: We usually try albuterol treatments for RSV in babies. About one third of babies respond. As long as she is not spiking a fever now and her breathing is stable, she has 3 wet diapers daily, hang in there another week. Start to finish, this is a month long illness! Keep all your followup appointments with her pediatrician. I'm glad she's doing well at home! You are doing a great job! Read more

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I have bodyaches, weak, no fever or cough & I feel very cold. Could this be the flu? I'm a breastfeeding mother to a 3 month old baby.

I have bodyaches, weak, no fever or cough & I feel very cold. Could this be the flu? I'm a breastfeeding mother to a 3 month old baby.

It is possible: That you may be coming down with the flu especially if you are not getting enough sleep. You will be more prone to catching a cold or any virus. Get plenty of sleep, eat properly and take something to help you feel better. Otherwise you will have to see your pcp. Get the flu shot if you have not had yours yet. Read more

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What should be the average weight of 3 month old infant?

What should be the average weight of 3 month old infant?

Depends: Full term females at 3 months typically weigh 4.5 to 6.5 kg. Full term males at 3 months of age typically weigh 5.5 to 7.5 kg. Read more

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Does molasses carry the same infant botulism risk as honey? I'm scared for my husband and I to eat food with it around our 3 month old.

Does molasses carry the same infant botulism risk as honey? I'm scared for my husband and I to eat food with it around our 3 month old.

Botulism: Botulism poisoning in infants has been caused by contaminated honey, molasses, and Caro syrup. Best to avoid these in your infant's diet. 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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Can an infant baby of 3 months old be teething?

Can an infant baby of 3 months old be teething?

Yes.: Infants this young can certainly teeth. However, if they're having a high fever or very irritable or not eating, they should be seen by their regular doctor. At 3 months of age, their immune system is still immature and we wouldn't want to miss an infection that was blamed on teething. Read more

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Can we use entamizole suspension for infant 3 months old?

Entamizole: Metronidazole. There does not seem to be a contraindication for use in a 3 month old. Read more

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3 months old infant. Recently changed formula from 'novalac' to 'NAN' pooping continuously after every fed. Is it normal?

3 months old infant. Recently changed formula from 'novalac' to 'NAN' pooping continuously after every fed. Is it normal?

Common: In infants it is common for them to have a bowel movement after each feed. Most important is to see if the child is behaving and responding well. If baby is sucking well, feeding well, has no vomiting, smiles and is active, there is no cause for concern. But if you remain worried take the baby to a pediatrician to have the baby checked. Read more

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Infant waking in the middle of the night crying then vomiting several times. No fever. 3 months old. Appears alright after vomiting.?

Infant waking in the middle of the night crying then vomiting several times. No fever. 3 months old. Appears alright after vomiting.?

Should be OK: May have eaten something which disagreed with them. If they are now ok, watch closely. If they develop any other symptoms, particularly changes in responsiveness, feeding, irritability, fever or anything unusual, see your doctor. If remains normal, relax. Read more

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My 9 month old baby has been advised to take salbutamol for past three weeks since he has severe cough and cold. Is it safe? He does not have wheezing

My 9 month old baby has been advised to take salbutamol for past three weeks since he has severe cough and cold. Is it safe? He does not have wheezing

Not used in Kids: Here in the US the drug is not used in kids. It is a long acting product that has not met the safety guidelines of our Food and Drug administration for infant/toddler/early school age. Shorter acting albuterol is often used in such situations. Read more

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What are the stool's characteristics of a 3month old infant who is on a 100% milk formula feeding?

Varies some: Most develop regular stooling at a frequency of 1 or more daily. Color varies through shades of green to yellow to brown. 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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I changed the formula on my 3month old from enfamil infant to enfamil a.R he passes stools 5 times a day now: yellow thicker w/ mucus is that normal?

Yes: The difference between the two formulas is that the ar contains a rice starch to "thicken" the formula a bit so that the baby doesn't spit up as much. This can increase fiber content in the stool, making the stools a bit thicker. 5 poops a day for a 3 month old is totally normal. Babies poop a lot! Read more

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3 mo old has rash all over stomach and back. Does not disturb infant. Is not red, just small bumps that cover back and stomach.

3 mo old has rash all over stomach and back. Does not disturb infant. Is not red, just small bumps that cover back and stomach.

Rash: Without an picture it is difficlt to give you a definitive diagnosis. It could be an allergic reaction or possibly a heat ransh. Try giving benadryl (diphenhydramine). If rash persists see your doctor. Read more