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Dry Cough At Night Toddler
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
My15m baby w fever runny nose cough,given antipyretic and keflex & actifed syrup,wake at night persistant crying for 2 hours he feels cold then sleep?
Coughing, sneezing, sore throat, hoarse voice, dry cough, bad headache, wake up at night coughing and can't fall back asleep and 99.1-99.4 fever?
URI (common cold): Sounds like you're describing an upper respiratory infection or uri. Influenza or flu is accompanied by muscle aches & fever >100. Some describe it as worse cold ever. Strep throat is sore throat w/fever & swollen tonsils w/pus & tender glands w/o cough. Recent study says average duration of cough is 18 days. But if you have any concern for worsening symptoms or shortness of breath, go see doc. ...Read more
1 yr old with wet cough and chest congestion, worse at night, no fever, vomits at night sometimes. on Aerius & Otirivin. Should I give Zithromax?
If the pediatrician : says his health, growth & development are normal, set a consistent bedtime & routine: bathe, brush his teeth, read, cuddle, then put him in his own bed in his own room, drowsy but awake, to learn to self-calm for sleep without liquids or a pacifier. Consistently & completely ignore night-crying while it first intensifies before it stops. See the American Academy of Pediatrics HealthyChild app. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Coughing, stuffy nose, sore throat, hoarse voice, dry cough, bad headache, wake up at night coughing, low-grade fever, nausea, can't sleep?
3yr son always refused hard or lumpy foods fussy eater throat clearing coughing at night snoring constipation waking alnight thirsty what cause this ?
My 6wk old baby fusses all night & sleeps daytime & often needs waking up 4 hourly during the day but hardly sleeps at night. Normal? Formula fed baby
Flipped pattern: This is common to parents who believe they should let baby sleep during the day if they had a bad night. Babies are pattern creatures and this continues until you stop it. Try waking every hour during the day for a minimum of five minutes and leaving alone at night, the pattern should reset within a week. ...Read more
3yr old has wet cough,stuffy nose, no fever,cough is worse at night, chest/lungs sound clear. Cold?Allergies?Pediatrician put her on Bromfed (brompheniramine) for 3days
Use pain relief med : Depending on how long the problem has been there and having just been seen, I would make her comfortable with medicines like Tylenol, (acetaminophen) esp at bedtime. If her cough worsens or if fever returns you should have her re- examined. Appears viral for now. Normal saline nose drops may help cough as well as stuffy nose. If problem is recurrent or seasonal then allergy should be considered. ...Read more
My 6 week old son keeps gagging and coughing at night mainly , very flemmy when he brings up his bottle?
Sounds like: Gastro-esophageal reflux (milk goes back up to his throat from his stomach). For now, limit feeds to two ounces max and feed as often as he asks (2-3 hrs). Keep his head elevated above his stomach area for at least 30 min after feeds. See your doctor on monday. If at any time he seems to breath fast or develops fussiness and fever, take him to er. ...Read more
4 yr old has a cough day & night. Night cough for 2 wks. Added day cough 1wk. Dry cough. When worry? No fever. Vomiting 1 day prior to day cough.
Time for a visit: Most viral infections (colds) should improve after a week. Since your child's symptoms have lasted longer than that and are expanding I would consider a medical office visit. Cough at night may be reactive airway disease and might benefit from inhaled albuterol. There is a mild respiratory infection - Mycoplasma - that can cause mild cough for weeks especially at night. ...Read more
After weaning, 7M baby with dry cough x 2weeks (worse at night) hoarse, throat phlem stuck. On Singulair, (montelukast) not helping! Mom has same dry cough x 1week
Mgt: It can take up to three weeks to recover from a viral illness. If her mom has a nasal swab to screen for respiratory viruses, this will be provide additional information. Other possible causes include pertussis, is there nasal congestion or drainage? If so, infant nasal drops and gentle suction can alleviate post nasal drip. I would suggest an evaluation particularly if there is fever. ...Read more
Sweaty palms & feet, nausea at times, difficulty breathing, coughing, congestion at times, no appetite , feeling not myself, dry cough for week.
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