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4 Month Old Congested 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
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
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
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
Runny nose: Incredibly common in the young. Tons of mucus production with the tiniest of sinuses and small drainage outlets. Bubble syringe to suck out any mucus, humidifier in the bedroom, no pets in the bedroom, windows closed. If continues, consider speaking with the doctor for additional methods to dry up the childs nose. ...Read more
Nasal wash: At 4 weeks the primary cause of nasal color is the environment. House dust, fragrance, perfumes, detergent or cleaning products all leave scents that may not bother you 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. ...Read more
Treat the cause.: Difficult coughs may be triggered by various causes: lung inflammation, wheezing, sinus drainage, and even reflux. The best way to cope with cough is to treat the actual cause: antibiotics for infxn, inhaled steroids, bronchodilators, or even anti-reflux medications. One or more of these may be needed to quell the cough--even better than traditional cough meds. Claritin (loratadine) is for allergy, not cough. ...Read more
3yr old on antibiotcs for 4 days for scarlet fever. Fever is gone but still very congested, coughs during sleep, hoarse voice congested nose. ?
Cold symptoms: Strep infections can be accompanied with symptoms of running nose as well.Antibiotics usually will not affect the running nose so you should use saline nose drops several times a day to stop the post nasal drip which is causing his cough. At night elevate his matress so he is sleeping on an angle. Run a vaporizer. During the day take him into the washroom and turn on the the hot shower. ...Read more
My baby has been having congestion in her nose for 4 days, green mucus. Now when she cries she sounds hoarse . She is 4 months old.?
Time for a visit: The symptoms could mean anything from a flu to a sinus infection to a pneumonia. A physical exam and tests, which may include x-rays, would be appropriate.Blind treatment without an evaluation would be inappropriate.An office visit within 24 hrs would be ok. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Croup: Try cold air or hanging in a warm steamy bathroom first. If that bad needs evaluation to see if needs a steroid. ...Read more
14mth old boy had head cold now chesty cough at nigh/phlegm drips down throat. Nose running brown/yellow mucus. Been 7 days. When see a doctor?
My daughter is 2yrs old - symptoms are: runny nose, cough, fever 2 separate days (39.37), congestion, occasional vomiting w/excessive cough?
2yr old has a cough for 4 weeks day and night.Eats/plays normal. No fever,or runny nose, no wheezing.Throat irritated from cough.Allergies?Doc visit?
Get it checked: I'm guessing it hasn't really been a few months, only seemed like that. After all they are only 10 mo old. See if it's been continuous or are there 1-2 week breaks in the middle. If so, it could just be recurrent illnesses or frequent viruses. If it's really continuous, discuss with the pediatrician to see if there is more going on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 2 years old daughter have symptoms of common cold .Serious nasal congestion, runny nose cough, sneezing , chest congestion.No fever.What 2 do?
My 6 month old baby has been nose congested for 3 months now & snores at night, tried humidifier, saline drops, is it allegies? Can he take decongestant?
Not the best: Over the counter cold medicines are no longer recommended for children, because studies have not shown that they really help, and they often cause side effects. You should see your child's doctor to figure this out since it has lasted so long. It would be unusual to have this much trouble with allergies so young but there is a simple ige blood test to check for allergies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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