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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
Baby URI: Infant's symptoms of sneezing, runny nose, and tachypnea (increased rate of breathing) likely due to viral URI which is very common - especially if they are in daycare or have siblings in school. Now, if baby demonstrates decreased activity level, poor eating/drinking, decreased urine output, retractions (sucking in of chest wall with breaths), blueness, or you are concerned -see your pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: The first months are troubled by narrow nasal passages & exposure to dust, fragrences, smoke & other irritants trigger cough.Baby tries to flush these out of the nose with mucous but this often ends as congestion & produces rattling. The best rx is washing out the nose with saline & suctioning the remainder. Eliminate irritants from baby's environment & this will happen less.No cough syrup!!! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Baby has a cough and runny nose now he has that rattle noise/ wet cough done humidifier, saline drops any suggestions?
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Other symptoms?: Watch baby closely. If they are feeding well, interacting with mom in a normal fashion, remain without fever, and the cough is not producing anything which looks like pus, and they are not having obvious trouble breathing and their color remains normal you can ride this out. If, however, anything gets worse, if they are irritable and not feeding normally, short of air, etc., get them to doctor. ...Read more
M.D. visit: Babies prefer to breath through their noses,and keeping the nasal passages open with nasal saline and gentle suction is recommended. If the cough worsens or persists a visit to your pediatrician to evaluate possible wheezing, pneumonia and other causes is suggested. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Baby is 3 months old. Affected by cough since 5 days. Is there any way to expell sputum from baby's cough? She coughs badly..
Nasal saline/M.D.: Cough in an infant who is three months old may be caused by a number of conditions and infections. Supportive treatment includes keeping the baby well hydrated, treating fever, and gently removing mucus from the nasal passages with a bulb suction/infant saline drops. Babies can not spit out the sputum and instead swallow the sputum and may vomit as a result. A chest xray and testing for the cause. ...Read more
Started a running nose 3 days ago now is runny/congested. Raspy breathing while awake when sleeping snores Barks when she coughs. RSV? Croup? Cold?
Baby: If would hard to know if especially a very young baby. The best thing is to have the baby evaluated by your primary care provider to see what maybe wrong. Hope this helps. ...Read more
11 month old continues to cough after RSV has cleared. Teething or something RSV related? Sometimes she coughs so much she throws up.
Common: Infants who have RSV bronchiolitis will often cough intermittently for at least a month after the primary infection. They will also cough more with irritant exposures to dust/fragrance/smoke/etc. For the next year they can wheeze on occasion with minor colds.As long as baby is eating and playful it is likely okay.If the kid starts refusing feeds or to play they deserve a followup exam. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Sometimes: Sometimes infants are not coordinated and drink and breathe at the same time. This may cause coughing or in some cases as aspiration pneumonia. This situation occurs more often in premature infants or infants who were depressed at birth. It still could happen with other infants and it takes time and patience to teach them how to not do both at the same time. Aspeechtherapist may help. ...Read more
My 4mos old baby has a viral infection, coughing and having nasal drip.Can i give her pedialite instead of milk to loosen up cough?
Normal variation: The main agent adding color to the poo is the material made by the liver called bile. It starts out a dark green and goes thru the yellows to brown depending on the influences of various factors in the intestines. Rapid transit thru the system, as may occur with diarrhea or breast feeding may have a greenish yellow or yellow appearance. The slower, more likely browner. ...Read more
Possibility of aspiration pneumonia my 7 m.O baby chocked on liquid vitamins, coughed violently, vomited, still occasionally coughs 12 hours after.
Choke/cough: Anytime there is a combination of choking on something in an infant or toddler followed by coughing, there is a possibility that a small aspiration occurred. It is also possible a little 'went down the wrong way' and the trachea (windpipe) is a little irritated. If any difficulty or distress breathing needs to be seen now/today. If just the little coughing and otherwise fine, humidity and observe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer