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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
Please see below.: If you've seen your doc & been diagnosed with bronchopneumonia, you should have received a prescription for antibiotics. Take the medicine as prescribed -- don't skip doses!also, make sure you stay well hydrated & get a lot of rest. Usually, your doctor will want to see you in a few weeks to ensure that the infection is gone. Most have no long term problems once the infection clears. Feel better! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cough and fever: Broncho-pneumonia is an infection of the lungs. Also called pneumnonia. Most present with cough, fever, and fatigue. Some also have chest or stomach pain. Often your doctor can diagnose pneumonia by examning you. Sometimes a chest xray is needed. Pneumonia can be caused by many different types of germs; your doctor will pick a treatment specific to your situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do I need to report bronchopneumonia as a long-term health condition, or does it go away after being treated?
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