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18mos baby cough with phlegm, runny nose, fever >100, dont want to eat, only breastfeeding, once vomitting with phlegm. Diagnose? Suggestion for cure?

18mos baby cough with phlegm, runny nose, fever >100, dont want to eat, only breastfeeding, once vomitting with phlegm. Diagnose? Suggestion for cure?

Congestion: Use gentle saline and a suction device. Treat any fever with Tylenol (acetaminophen). Keep her head up and her room cool and with a humidifier. If she is not drinking or wetting diapers, have her assessed by her doctor. All the best and I am sorry she is sick. ...Read more

Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Phlegm (Definition)

Phlegm is the thick, sticky mucus secreted by the surface of the respiratory tract during a cold or other respiratory infection. The respiratory tract includes the nose and sinuses, throat, voice box, bronchi, and lungs. Phlegm is mucus that may contain bacteria, viruses, respiratory surface cells, and inflammatory cells. Normal mucus is not phlegm, but a protective layer secreted ...Read more


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Dose silent reflux in a baby cause a cough and phlegm in throat with frothy texture in a 4.5 month old baby he's on losec (omeprazole) but i can't get rid of cough?

Dose silent reflux in a baby cause a cough and phlegm in throat with frothy texture in a 4.5 month old baby he's on losec (omeprazole) but i can't get rid of cough?

It can: Reflux in infants is a common trigger for a cough. The Prilosec decreases stomach acid and may decrease irritation, but it does not stop the reflux, it just makes it less painful. With time and gradual assumption of an upright posture for more hours/day, the reflux and related cough decreases. It iften peaks around the 4-5 month period. ...Read more

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9 month baby, had chesty phlegm cough now for bout twelve weeks which makes him bring back up his food what should I do?

9 month baby, had chesty phlegm cough now for bout twelve weeks which makes him bring back up his food what should I do?

See pediatrician: A 9 month old infant can become very ill within and hour or two. He could also regurgitate his food that might chock him or get into his lungs. Get him seen by his pediatrician asap. ...Read more

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My 4 month old baby has had a cough and phlegm since i changed his formula a month ago could he be allergic to the new formula?

My 4 month old baby has had a cough and phlegm since i changed his formula a month ago could he be allergic to the new formula?

Probable: If the baby's symptoms started after changing to a new formula, the new formula is guilty until proven innocent. Although there are other causes for his symptoms, i would start by trying him on a hydrolyzed milk protein formula for a couple of weeks and see how he does before considering taking other steps. By the way, what was the reason for changing the formula in the first place. ...Read more

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My 9-month baby starts to cough with some phlegm for an hour after her 1st bottle of milk. Also a bit of stuffy nose. No other sympton of flu. What2d?

My 9-month baby starts to cough with some phlegm for an hour after her 1st bottle of milk. Also a bit of stuffy nose. No other sympton of flu. What2d?

Happy baby or not?: If a baby always coughs after eating or drinking, he may have some reflux problem. If a baby is normally fine, with no cough, then a little stuffy or runny nose is usually a cold. Sometimes it can be allergies, and it can also be a strep throat. A happy baby with slight symptoms can be watched a couple of days, and then see the doctor if not all well. The doctor might then do a strep throat test. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of phlegm from cough in my 9month old baby?

How do I get rid of phlegm from cough in my 9month old baby?

Infant saline nose: drops followed by gentle suction of her nose with a bulb syringe help. Place a vaporizer across her bedroom, not close to her crib. If she has a rectal temperature of 100-4, laboredn breathing, decreased nursing &;/or decreased peeing, see her doctor. She'll swallow mucus & spit it up or pass it in her stool. As long as the mucus is loose & no other symptoms exist, give it about ...Read more

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My baby is on a ha formula which is causing him a lot if wind and smelly gas he was on a formla previously that causes him to have phlegm and cough?

My baby is on a ha formula which  is causing him a lot if wind and smelly gas he was on a formla previously that causes him to have phlegm and cough?

FORMULA INTOLERANCE,: You can try a 'whey protein' based formula if available in your country, e.g. Garber good start'. If baby is lactose intolerant, there will be more gas, abdominal distention, diarrhea, if 'cows milk protein allergy' baby will have colic, etc. Talk to the baby's pediatrician. Tip: there is no substitute of breast milk. Consider breast feeding for at least 6 months for your next one! ...Read more

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My 1month old baby has gurgling sound when she breathes, its like she has phlegm, but she doesn't have cough or cold, its worst at night what could it be?

My 1month old baby has gurgling sound when she breathes, its like she has phlegm, but she doesn't have cough or cold, its worst at night what could it be?

Can be normal: Babies often have a congested sound because they breathe through their nose and can't blow their noses. Your baby may also have some milk/formula in back of throat that she is not clearing or coughing like adults would. As long as your baby is not having labored breathing, and it is not interferring with her eating or sleeping, treat it as just a noise. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more