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Bronchopneumonia In Infants
My baby has bronchopneumonia and he coughs when he is breastfed or bottlefed. He doesn't like spoon feeding. He is 4 weeks. What can we do?
My baby of 4 weeks has been coughing for 2 days. No fever or running nose but mucus. Feeds well. Doctor days bronchopneumonia and I doubt it. Any idea?
Post nasal drip: Your baby may have a post nasal drip which you are not aware of by virtue of the fact that she is sleeping most of the time and the discharge is developing retrograde. Use your vaporizer. Elevate his matress and use saline nose drops four times daily. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Exposure: Exposure to pathogen, inhaled, reach the lungs causing pneumonia. Immune system is still developing, no longer with the antbody he loaned from you in the first 6 months. Make sure baby gets schedule immunization (the first 2 years are critical, bulk of vaccination are given during this time, specially the first year). Get the 2 influenza vaccination this fall (4 weeks apart). ...Read more
Infection of lungs: The short answer is the inflammation due to the infection of the lungs, bronchial tubes, and bronchioles. Often accompanied by fever, chills, cough, chest pain, fast heart rate and even increased work of breathing. Sometimes this is also referred to as "community acquired pneumonia". ...Read more
Antibiotics: You need a doctor to evaluate the situation clinically. Depending on your age and your response to the infection you may not need to be hospitalized, but leave your mind open. It is easier to treat bronchopneumonia correctly as early as possible than it is to get you better after you have taken a turn for the worse. ...Read more
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