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How do I treat a cough on a 7 month old baby?

How do I treat a cough on a 7 month old baby?

Supportive: Humidifier in the room, nose bulb suctioning, saline drops to the nose, fluids (breast milk if breast feeding + water). If other symptoms are present, may need to see a doc. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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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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Is there anything i can give my 7 month old baby so she can spit mucus out thats making her cough?

Is there anything i can give my 7 month old baby so she can spit mucus out thats making her cough?

This sucks: If you find any way to teach a 7 month old to "spit", you'll win a nobel prize in medicine. They cannot nor can they be taught to do that at that tender age. You have to suck it out for them. If they cough and/or gag on mucous and you can hear it in the back of their throats or in their mouths, take the bulb syringe for nose sucking and use it in mouth & throat. This will clear the secretions. ...Read more

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My sisters 7 month old baby has a croup cough at night, should she have her seen by a doctor?

My sisters 7 month old baby has a croup cough at night, should she have her seen by a doctor?

Yes: He/she needs to be seen, hope the baby is feeding and growing fine, and no other symptom, night time cough can be due to several causes, reflux, upper or lower airway irritation/congestion, etc.. so better be seen, good luck ...Read more

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My 7 Month old baby boy has a sore throat, cough, runny nose, he's grumpy, finds it hard to keep bottles down, any suggestions?

My 7 Month old baby boy has a sore throat, cough, runny nose, he's grumpy, finds it hard to keep bottles down, any suggestions?

Infancy Colds -: Fill all your bottles with 2 oz of pedialyte-equivalent. Offer one every half hour and allow the baby to refuse. Run a humidifier or vaporizer to add moisture to the air. Cancel any other plans and snuggle with good hand washing reminders for all care-givers. Rest It's no fun to have an infant with what sounds like a viral infection, but ... they usually pass quickly with supportive measures ...Read more

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What to do about constipation in a 7 month old infant?

What to do about constipation in a 7 month old infant?

Get baby checked: Constipation at this age is either diet related, i.e excessive dairy intake or some reason for them to hold stools like an anal fissure, for which a proper exam will be helpful. In the meantime, u can add more vegetables to his diet and give him Karo syrup or prune juice. ...Read more

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Is there Any particular antibiotic cream that I can put on a burn when treating a 7 month old infant?

Is there Any particular antibiotic cream that I can put on a burn when treating a 7 month old infant?

A burn in a 7 months: Old baby!!!!, raises lots of questions??? If othewise fine and purely accidental, please take the baby to the doctor ...Read more

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Is it possible that baby rice cereal can cause some type of allergy in some babies? 7 month old baby couldn't poop until i took him off of baby cereal

Is it possible that baby rice cereal can cause some type of allergy in some babies? 7 month old baby couldn't poop until i took him off of baby cereal

Constipating foods: You will find that rice cereal, bananas and apple sauce are often constipating foods. It is not an allergic effect. Loosening foods include juices like apple or prune and various fruits like peaches or prunes. ...Read more

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Dosage of Bromfed (brompheniramine) for 14 lb infant? Ped prescribed my 10 month old Bromfed (brompheniramine) for her cough: dose is 1/2 tspn/4hrs. Def not the right dose for her.

Dosage of Bromfed (brompheniramine) for 14 lb infant? Ped prescribed my 10 month old Bromfed (brompheniramine) for her cough:  dose is 1/2 tspn/4hrs. Def not the right dose for her.

See below: Per fda recs, no otc meds for kids under 4 year old let alone under 1 year of age! and as per these meds for your infant, i can't understand why your doc would do this period! cough meds are not beneficial especially in and infant and can, in fact, cause problems like increase the risk of developing a pneumonia. I would stop the med immediately! ...Read more

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