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How Do I Treat A Cough On A 7 Month Old Baby
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
If mild: Croup is usually mild illness managed at home. Help with cool m?ist, 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
Cold ?: 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 cough & rattling with breathing. The best rx is washing out the nose with saline & suctioning the remainder. Eliminate irritants from babies environment & this will happen less. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Room temperature and humidity are two different things. It is e to have your ac on and still use a humidifier. Just don't get the rooms too cool or too hot when baby is sick. Dress in same clothes layers you are comfortable wearing in that temperature. Too many parents overdress their kids wen they are sleeping, and this is not good for them. ...Read more
My baby is 7 months old she has a cough that at times she gags. I know cough medicine is not recomended when should I see a dr? Or what can I do 4 her
Fluids/monitor: Your 7mo is due for 5-7 uri's/yr to age 5 & most can be monitored at home. Playful times/fluid intake enough to wet diapers every 6hr/breathing not too noticable all suggest home care ok. Lack of play/noticable incresaed work to breathe/poor fluid intake all suggest a dr visit in order.Nasal saline helps keep the nose clear & tylenol (acetaminophen) as a comfort med may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cough in 7 weeker: Cough and congestion in a 7 weeker may be a viral infection or environmental etiology like house dust, allergens, etc. If she is not running fever you can use nasal saline drops and suction gently. Fi she has a bad cough you should see her pediatrician soon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a 9 month old baby girl. I accidentally bought children's acetametiphen instead of infant's. Do I need to go exchange it or is there a dosage appropriate for infants?
Fine to use : As long as the proper dosage per weight is given, it doesn't matter what preparation you use. The infant drop preparation is more concentrated & helps moms who struggle with kids to get the medicine down. Verify the concentration of the product you bought. Most have 160mg/5ml. The average 9m girl @ ~19lb would get 1/2 tsp every 6-8h. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have 2 month old baby.I feeding baby now.Now baby have cold can't breath.I also have cold.What medicine i hav to take and how to solve this.
Stuffy nose: Your baby has a stuffy nose making it difficult for him to feed. Before feeding take a bulb syringe and suck out as much mucus as you can. Then use salt water nose drops to clear his nostrils you might want to wear a mask while feeding and make sure you wash hands before feeding baby. ...Read more
A 2-year-old I babysit for has strep throat. I'm due to sit on Friday, and I usually bring my breastfeeding 8 month old along. Is it safe to do so?
Okay if cautious: If the kid is treated with some form of penicillin s/he should not be contageous after 24 hrs. The germ is passed when active in the saliva. Simply following good hand washing and keeping the two separated should be adequate to reduce any possibility of spread to you or baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain?: Three days is not bad if your child is comfortable. Toddlers may have periods of stool withholding if there is a fissure or constipation. Follow Dr. Lipkin's advice for constipation. If your child is straining or in pain, see your pediatrician. Other methods should be used with doctor's supervision. If your child is happy, the problem is likely to resolve itself over the next 2 days ...Read more
My daughter is five years old she has a cold usually I would use Mucinex (guaifenesin) what can I use on her?
Hi I have a 10 year old daughter with bad odor how do I get rid of it! well its on her back she takes showers but she uses dove
Can : Can you please clarify. By her "back", do you mean "backside", as in buttocks or anus? Need more info before trying to answer. ...Read more
Maybe,maybe not: When the heat is on and the air in your home is dry, a vaporized and or humidifier is helpful. In cases where the infant is very congested, vaporizers can also help. However, if use increases the humidity too high, you have some risk of dust mite, mildew and mold growth.I recommend keeping the humidity between 35-45% and use saline nose wash to aid with babies congestion. ...Read more
Gas is...: ...Basically swallowed air. Ask any plumber - the only way to get it out is for it to come out the other end from where it came in. Good, vigorous, frequent burping during and after feeds will cause less air to enter the bowel, so less gas. Gripe water does nothing for gas itself, but seems to calm crying by something like aromatherapy. ...Read more
Hi im a mother of 2 a 3 year old and a 14month old im trying to loose 40 pounds buti jist dont know where to start i really need advise ?
The best place to: start is with your own physician. They can guide you to a healthy way of losing weight, which generally includes healthy eating and exercise. You have a busy life with your young children and it may not be quick and easy, but can be done. Other resources would be a nutritionist or a program at a place such as a "Y' (which also may have babysitting and classes with other moms). ...Read more
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