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Whats' them best cough remedy for babies below 2?

Whats' them best cough remedy for babies below 2?

Not much...: Cough and cold medications are no longer available for children under the age of 4 yrs. Most were not very helpful anyways. For kids over 1 yr old, a spoonful of honey works well to quell the tickle in your throat effect of a cold. Hot steam, like sitting in a shower, can get snot to drain out and thus decrease coughing. If severe, or there is difficulty breathing, consult your doc asap. ...Read more

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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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Everyone is saying medicines is not good for two mnth old baby then hw i do treatment of cough n chest muscus of my baby in home feeling sad help need?

Everyone is saying medicines is not good for two mnth old baby then hw i do treatment of cough n chest muscus of my baby in home feeling sad help need?

Everyone is right!: Your baby is too young to take medicines without a doctor directly involved. Take your baby to a doctor for Dx and Tx as soon as possible. Till then, provide your nursing milk and prevent mucus from drying out w/ warm water. Crying may be OK as baby's way to clear out passages. ...Read more

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16 weeks baby has occasional cough. Coughs 6 to 7 times daily. Should i contact pediatrician? ? Is there any home remedy to decrease cough?

16 weeks baby has occasional cough. Coughs 6 to 7 times daily. Should i contact pediatrician? ?  Is there any home remedy to decrease cough?

Cough = reflux?: Cough in a baby can be a viral upper respiratory infection or "cold, " but it also might be reflux or another non-infectious condition. Best to consult your doctor to make sure it seems like an innocent condition and not more serious. Home remedies include saline squirted in the baby's nose, a suction bulb to remove mucus, and a humidifier to help him breathe. Meds might be harmful - don't use. ...Read more

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My 2yo has had a cold for 3 days. She has no fever but a plehgmy cough and slight wheeze. Should I be worried or continue home treatment?

My 2yo has had a cold for 3 days. She has no fever but a plehgmy cough and slight wheeze. Should I be worried or continue home treatment?

Better see her doctor: Not sure what kind of home treatment you are referring to, it seems your daughter has an upper respiratory infection, possibly viral, affecting her lower respiratory tract a as well. Most of the time it is a self limited condition, but may progress given the description you just gave, wish you both wellness ...Read more

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I have 3wks baby and his having a cold and it sounds like a bit cough. What kind of treatment should I gave him? I'm also breast feeding having a cold

I have 3wks baby and his having a cold and it sounds like a bit cough. What kind of treatment should I gave him? I'm also breast feeding having a cold

Likely viral illness: It is indeed winter time and colds/flu are everywhere. If baby is not having fever and still feeding, sleeping well, and urinating/stooling normally, no treatment needed. Nasal suction/saline drops for stuffy nose may suffice. If more severe symptoms and baby not feeding well, i recommending seeing his doc asap because he is only 3 wks old. Congrats on the baby and good luck. ...Read more

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11month old baby caught with cough and cold. She is having running nose, little fever too. Please suggest the medicine and home remedies both.

11month old baby caught with cough and cold. She is having running nose, little fever too. Please suggest the medicine and home remedies both.

URI: Cold and cough preparations are not recommended for 11 month old babies. Nasal congestion can be managed with a gentle saline spray as often as required. A fever may be treated with Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen. She room should be kept cool and not too dry to help with her breathing. Give her extra clear fluids. Follow up with her doctor for any concerns. I hope she feels better soon. ...Read more

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Home remedy for productive cough?

Home remedy for productive cough?

Fluids: They always say a little honey, a little tea, a little lemon, but best of all lots of fluids (juice and water to avoid dilutional effect) to liquefy secretion and cough up easier. ...Read more

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What is the best sleeping position for babies with cold and cough?

What is the best sleeping position for babies with cold and cough?

On their back: Sleeping on the back with the head slightly elevated. You can use a folded towel underneath the head end of the mattress (not directly under the baby's head like a pillow.). ...Read more