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6 Month Old Baby Coughing At Night
My 6 month old baby always has a cough with phlegm he's on losec (omeprazole) for silent reflux is this normal to have phlegm and a cough only during night sleep?
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
Steamy shower: The coughs in infants are very difficult to deal with. There are not any medicine over the counter recommended for under 2 years. Sometimes steaming up the shower stall and having your baby breath the warm mist is helpful. A humidifier or vaporizer may help also particularly in the winter. But i would see your pediatrician to see if its only a cold or some other cause. ...Read more
6 month old baby with cough caught from her sister. No temp, still eating and drinking but cough started today. Should I take to dr?
Can my 6 month old baby use cold and cough syrup if so what do u recommend for him concerned mother
I wouldn't: The nasal & airway structure of young infants is quite different from older kids or adults. Studies have shown no benefit of cough/cold preparations to kids under 6. They also reflect a large number of ER visits and poison control calls from these meds. If you need something to do, keep track of fluid intake.That is more important overall & more likely to help baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 6 month old baby has a cold with a very deep cough he wakes up crying everytime he coughs i've given him neurofen and panadol (acetaminophen) he has no temperature?
URI: Coughing while sleeping is very common in infants. The nasal secretions drip to the back of the throat, causing a cough. As long as there is no persistent difficulty breathing your child should be fine. No over-the-counter medications are recommended for this. You can try to use a bulb suction and nasal saline prior to feeds if your child begins to eat less. ...Read more
If mild: Croup is usually mild illness managed at home. Help with cool mist, placing child near vaporizerI if you do not have a cool mist vaporizer, even a simple humidifier in child’s bedroom may be helpful. Seek ER if cool mist not clearing up stridor in 15 minutes, repeated episodes of stridor or trouble breathing child’s chest or stomach retracting, bluish lips,lethargy,drooling,neck pain,stiffness ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How often can I give my 6 month old infant glycerol? She's over 8kgs and hasn't had a proper bm in a few days I gave her glycerol yesterday
Constipation?: I'm assuming that you mean glycerin suppositories for constipation. Every once in a while these are ok to give. If you are giving one every few days you should try and figure out how to relieve the constipation. Likely you have started some solids by now. Consider giving a small amount of undiluted fruit juice 2-4 oz or a smushed up fresh fruit. Just stay away from bananas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely!: Nystagmus is unlikely to be caused by ranitidine. It could be congenital meaning present since birth or acquired later due to several causes. He needs to be seen by a pediatric optjomologist and may be a pediatric neurologist also. You have to rule out vision problem and neurological problems. ...Read more
Used lotion on hands. I have 6 month old daughter. She just licked my hands. I then saw the lotion contains honey. Is she at risk for infant botulism?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Our six month old infant is teething. Baby paracetamol (calpol) provides definite relief. The insert says we can give it to him up to 4 times per day. But for how long can we do this safely? 1 week, 2 weeks, 1 month?
Teething is normal: This is another name for acetaminophen and it is a mild analgesic only. It is OK to use this infrequently. Acetaminophen has its own drawbacks and that can be looked-up online. Try to let your child chew on a cold clean rag or something, it helps. This will come and go and they will get through this, and so will you!! ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Cuddling: Sounds like your baby is a bit sick- usually coughs are due to viruses so antibiotics won't help. For congestion bring baby into a warm steamy bathroom, saline drops in the nose, bulb suction out mucus, humidification at night, feed frequently to stay hydrated. Go to dr if baby has difficulty breathing, is wheezing, or has a high pitched sound during cough or crying. ...Read more
Chest mucus: Please see physician in this age group. ...Read more
6 month old baby boy has stuffy nose and cold and not coughing though his tone has changed coz of this.not sure if he has sore throat.suggestions pls?
Nasal congestion: A 6 month old baby with stuffy nose swallows his mucus from the nose, and sometimes the tissues around the vocal cords (voice box) swells a little, causing a change in his voice. Not really a sore throat. See this: http://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/ear-nose-throat/Pages/Children-and-Colds.aspx ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers