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Chest Congestion In 6 Month Old
See her doctor: At this age with a bad congestion as you described, better be seen by a doctor, could just be a viral infection, but need to make sure it isn't anything serious, good luck ...Read more
My 18 month old has chest congestion. I can tell its breaking up in his chest and he is coughing it up but how do I get it out?
All natural: Steam up your bathroom with a hot shower and read a story. Your toddler breathing in warm steamy air will help with congestion. As he is over a year old, can also give a teaspoon of honey. The CDC and AAP do not recommend cold medicine for children under 4. http://www. Cdc. Gov/getsmart/community/for-patients/symptom-relief. Html ...Read more
My 4 month old has chest congestion. I was told to give her saline mist to clear it up. How often am I suppose to give it to her.?
Supportive care: Chest congestion in an infant or young child can be a very frustrating symptoms to treat. Over the counter cough and cold medicine are not recommended for children under the age of four. Often you can provide some relief with nasal saline sprays and suction of the nose, vapor rubs on the chest and a cool mist humidifier in the room. If things worsen, make an appointment to see the pediatrician. ...Read more
Can I use the vapor steam liquid medication inside the warm steam vaporizer to clear my 5 month old chest congestion? Or should I use plain water.
Plain: If it stinks/has any odor, it is actually irritating to babies airway and potentially harmful. Plain water produces a moistening steam that soothes the airway. ...Read more
I have a 16 month old son that has had a 102 to103 degree fever for 24 hours now accompanied by an occasional bad cough sounds like chest congestion?
Run a cool mist humidifier, use either a regular bulb syringe or a battery operated one along with saline drops in order to suction the nose out.
You can also put a couple of drops of lavender, and, or eucalyptus essential oils in the bath water.
Feed him smaller, more frequent feeds. ...Read more
My 5 month old has cough and chest congestion and spits up mucus she's had this for 4 days should I take her in to dr?
11 month old - cough at night and chest congestion since 2 wks. Taking zyrtec (cetirizine) n terbutaline sulphate orally. Is Nebulisation needed?
Would make an appoin: Virus are very common this time a year. Prolonged viruses or colds sometimes can turn into something more serious. With symptoms for two weeks, I would recommend that your child be seen in the office. Nighttime coughing could be due to post nasal drip or sinusitis (esp if there is fever). Nebulized treatments and/ or antibiotics may be needed esp if there is a history of reactive airway disease. ...Read more
My daugher who is 1 month old is having closed nose n cough, doubt if chest congestion. While breathing can hear a different sound.
? irritants?: 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 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 more
10 month old baby with sudden onset of chest congestion. No fever, has cough. Am doing everything possible at home. Could it be allergies?
18 month old vomited once, diarrhea once, now bad chest congestion slight cough and a runny nose with no fever. What could this be?
Can I give my 18 month old a chest congestion medicine? (Guaifenesin) She had an ear infection and is done with that now this bad mucus cough!
My daugter is 10 months old. She is suffering from chest congestion and cold...She is not eating anything even can't feed for last 4 days.
Chest congestion: How long has ur child had this for? Is htere any fever? If not for more than few days and no fever, wait it out if she is otherwise okay. If she does not act like herself see ur doc. If she is palyfula s usual and eating wele and in good spirits otherwise, u cna wait and see. Use a steam vaporiser in bedroom and u may put liquid Vicks in the water to ease her congestion and sleep better. ...Read more
Can I give my 10 months old baby carrot and beet root juice? I want to bring it to your notice that till 3 days back he had severe chest congestion!
26m old daughter has chest congestion for over a month with cough n sometimes difficulty breathing. We use hot humidifier n Vicks rub. Suggestions?
Stop the vicks: This is not unusual at that age. Any previous cold or lower respiratory illness can be aggravated by fragrances like that in vicks. I never recommend that product until school age if ever. I find it prolongs the problem. ...Read more
If my child is 10 months old, how much Mucinex (guaifenesin) should I give him for chest congestion with no fever?
Cough medicines: It is recommended not to give cold or cough medicines to infants and children less than 6 years old because they are ineffective in what they are supposed to help. Maintaining good hydration and providing good humidification either in the air or in the nose are all you need. ...Read more
My son has a running nose, coughing chest congestion. He is 15 months old. Has had RSV pnemonia twice.
Can nebulizing with normal seline help with chest congestion in toddlers? What are some tips for clearing severe chest congestion in 3 yrs old?
If your child has nasal congestion, nasal saline drops and gently suctioning out the mucus will help with post nasal drip and cough. For prolonged fever, trouble breathing, prolonged cough, a physician visit is recommended.
Monitor his fever and provide fluids to keep your child well hydrated. ...Read more
I have a 5 week old with chest congestion & cough, is there anything we should keep away from her?
Cold vs. Allergy:
It may be a minor cold. Newborns are very susceptible to cold viruses, since there immune system is not well developed.
No medicine is recommened. Okay to take outside, but everyone handling baby whould wash their hands and no one with a cold should be allowed to hold. ...Read more
My daughter has chest congestion when she coughs. What can I give her to release the mucus? She's 9months old
My 12 mo old just got her shots and 2 days later woke up coughing and has chest congestion could it be from the shots?
Depends: On the cause. In general removing dairy can help. Allergies can lead to chronic congestion, and many times simple diet changes can help. Elderberry twice a week as prevention can help (made from sambucus and sambucus if good for mucous) I use a lot of a product called air tea (www. Franzcenter. Com) and that works wonders. ...Read more
My son is 3 years of age and from birth till now he always suffer from cold cough flu chest congestion. Help?
Recurrent infections: Children will experience more colds and infections especially if they attend daycare, exposed to cigarette smoke or were forn very premature. Chronic or recurrent congestion, cough may indicate allergies and/or asthma. Less common is an immune system problem predisposing children to recurrent, severe or unusual infections. An allergist can assist in sorting these out. ...Read more
A viral illness: If your son looks sick and lethargic, he needs to be seen by a doctor right away. If he has just fever (how high?) and chest congestion (cough? Runny nose?), and otherwise he is doing ok, it is most likely a virus. The itchy scalp may be due to sweating because of fever, and you may see little red bumps like heat rash.Most of the time, a viral illness runs its course and goes away on its own. ...Read more