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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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Cough (Definition)

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


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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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Is there anything I can give my 7 month old baby so she can spit mucus out that's making her cough?

Is there anything I can give my 7 month old baby so she can spit mucus out that's 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 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.

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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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My 5 month old has a really bad cough. I took him to his pediatrician. The doctor said nothing is wrong. How do you get rid of an infant cough?

My 5 month old has a really bad cough. I took him to his pediatrician. The doctor said nothing is wrong. How do you get rid of an infant cough?

Many things help: You can put a humidifier in the room (cool mist is best), raise the head of the crib a few inches, and a number of other things depending on what the cause is. Problems in babies can look different from one day to the next. If there is trouble breathing, poor feeding, irritability or fever, see your pediatrician again. ...Read more

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I have a 7 month old baby, she's been coughing a lot recently. What can I give her?

I have a 7 month old baby, she's been coughing a lot recently. What can I give her?

Very little: If the cough only happens when laying down, then this could be from drainage, using nasal saline drops with suction may help. If there are signs of distress between cough (tugging in between the ribs when breathing deep or at the notch in the neck) then take her/him to the doctor. ...Read more

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My 7 month old baby has croup what is the best way to treat it as we have rain and hummed weather in the middle of summer?

My 7 month old baby has croup what is the best way to treat it as we have rain and hummed weather in the middle of summer?

Comfort measures: Croup is caused by a virus, so like a cold. The best thing to do is keep your baby comfortable. Use pain relievers as needed. Make sure your baby drinks plenty of fluids. If your baby is having difficulty breathing, can't stop coughing or is not drinking or eating well, take him to the doctor. ...Read more

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My 7 month old baby Sounds like she has a lot of phlegm Sounds Like It's hard To swallow and she's coughing Could I Have gotten her sick since im sick?

My 7 month old baby Sounds like she has a lot of phlegm Sounds Like It's hard To swallow and she's coughing Could I Have gotten her sick since im sick?

You both got sick!: Not unusual for mom & baby to catch the same germs at the same time. But you never REALLY know where the germs came from (don't blame yourself!). Of course good habits like washing hands are important all the time. But right now, most important is the baby's symptoms: does she have increased effort breathing? (fast breathing or looks like she's winded)? If so, see doc right away! ...Read more

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7 month old baby is teething and is coughing but no fever but throws up milk even tried orange flavored pedialyte gag on is there anything else.?

7 month old baby is teething and is coughing but no fever but throws up milk even tried orange flavored pedialyte gag on is there anything else.?

Call pediatrician: Some babys cannot expectorate phlegm and vomiting is how they clear mucous; however, I siggest a pediatric evaluation. ...Read more

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How do you treat a croup cough in a six month old baby?

How do you treat a croup cough in a six month old baby?

If mild: Croup is usually mild illness managed at home. Help with cool m​ist, placing child near vaporizerI if you do not have a cool mist vaporizer, even a simple humidifier in child’s bedroom may be helpful. Seek ER if cool mist not clearing up stridor in 15 minutes, repeated episodes of stridor or trouble breathing child’s chest or stomach retracting, bluish lips, lethargy, drooling, neck pain, stiffness ...Read more

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How can flu in an infant be treated? Hi, my baby 2 month-old has been having flu symptoms for 2 days such as stufy nose and dry coughe?

M.D. visit: At this time of year, it may be due to another viral or bacterial illness. There are certain infection that also can be diagnosed at this age, which actually may have been transmitted earlier in life. Monitor the baby's temperature, and it is advisable to call your physician. If the temperature is elevated, then a work up is indicated.
PRMG/Pediatrics, fax 858 259 9689 for review of records. ...Read more

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My infant boy has picked up an ugly cough. How can I treat it? He's 23w (19 corrected) 2nd vaccines done 2 days ago. No fever or vomitting

My infant boy has picked up an ugly cough. How can I treat it? He's 23w (19 corrected) 2nd vaccines done 2 days ago. No fever or vomitting

Treatment varies: There are no cold and cough treatments for infants. All of the over the counter medications have no effect and can be harmful to your baby. First have your baby examined at his Doctor to make sure that he does not have any signs of infection. If symptoms are viral then normal saline for the nose and humidified air can be helpful. If you are breastfeeding that is the best medicine. ...Read more

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Infant is 12 weeks old. Affected by cold n cough. Have got appointment by doctor for vaccination.. Baby is active. Can it withstand for vaccinati?

Infant is 12 weeks old. Affected by cold n cough. Have got appointment by doctor for vaccination.. Baby is active. Can it withstand for vaccinati?

Doctor to decide: The doctor will evaluate the child and determine if the child should or should not have the immunizations that day. If you have concerns discuss them with the doctor. ...Read more

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Is there a recommended cough and cold medicine for a 6 week old infant? Dosage? My son does not have a medical card yet and I have no money to pay for a prescription from a doctor

Is there a recommended cough and cold medicine for a 6 week old infant? Dosage? My son does not have a medical card yet and I have no money to pay for a prescription from a doctor

Don't use meds: Steam up your bathroom and sit in the steam. Use saline nose drops every 4-6 hours. If the cough gets worse with poor feeding take the baby to the emergency room. Do not smoke around the baby. ...Read more

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Can you give a 7 month old baby meat at this age?

Can you give a 7 month old baby meat at this age?

Yes you can: After 6-7 months it is appropriate to feed higher protein products including chicken turkey and beef.
It is not required but recommended around 7-8 months in a pureed form, to avoid choking hazard, ...Read more

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Is there any anti-mosquito lotions for a 7 month old baby?

Is there any anti-mosquito lotions for a 7 month old baby?

Yes-see below: The U.S. Centers for disease control states repellents made with deet or picardin offer the most protection against mosquitoes and ticks. Both are recommended for adults and kids 2 months of age & older. Picaridin is a chemical that's similar in effectiveness to deet, but it's odorless, lighter, and less irritating. Citronella-natural repellant needs frequent applications, and is not as effective. ...Read more

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We have a 7 month old baby with temperature of 35. Is this too low? What should we do? 2 days ago he was running a high temperature of 38.4.

We have a 7 month old baby with temperature of 35. Is this too low? What should we do? 2 days ago he was running a high temperature of 38.4.

The answer to this: Really depends on what he was ill with, how he is otherwise now, what medications if any have been given, and how the temperature was taken. Please resubmit with more information and please have him seen by his doctor. ...Read more

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What should be the interval between formula feeding n food to a 7 month old baby. I give him 6 to 7 oz. Exactly how many hours should I offer him food?

What should be the interval between formula feeding n food to a 7 month old baby. I give him 6 to 7 oz. Exactly how many hours should I offer him food?

Variable: There is no proven answer to this question. I recommend aiming towards 3 meals per day followed by the bottle/breast immediately. And a bedtime milk feeding. But this can greatly vary depending upon the baby's needs. ...Read more

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Is ventolin safe for a 7 month old baby?

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Is ventolin safe for a 7 month old baby?

Yes: Ventolin, or albuterol is used in younger infants in the treatment of asthma or certain other respiratory conditions. As always, the prescribed dosages should not be exceeded, and if your baby is still having wheezing or problems breathing after using the treatments, call your provider right away. ...Read more

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How many times should a 7 month old baby feed?

How many times should a 7 month old baby feed?

4-7: Lots of variability here. A 7-month old should be eating some solid foods and sleeping through the night. ...Read more

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Hey I have a 7 month old baby boy names Ryan Clay he weight 14Ib 12oz is he under weight?

Hey I have a 7 month old baby boy names Ryan Clay he weight 14Ib 12oz is he under weight?

Not under weight: Ryan Clay is in the range of normal weight for his age. About 10 - 15% of normal boys his age weigh less than he does. More important than the weight today, is the trend over time: if he used to be on the very heavy end of the normal range--say, at 3 months--and now is at the light end, this is more concerning than if he has been at the lighter end of normal all along. See doc regularly! ...Read more

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Is it safe to have a 7 month old baby in the house while painting?

Is it safe to have a 7 month old baby in the house while painting?

Low VOC: In an ideal world, infants would not be exposed to any pollutants or chemicals. The best you can do is try to limit their exposure as much as possible. Open the windows, run fans, and use low VOC paints. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a 7 month old baby to be nuebelised with duolin repsules?

Is it safe for a 7 month old baby to be nuebelised with duolin repsules?

Duolin: The safety of this product in the use of asthma and small infants isn't established. It is a elongating beta2-adrenergic agonist (LABA) formoterol fumarate and glycopyrrolate (anticholinergic) that can have side effects: cough, Urinary tract infections and with LABA products like Salmeterol have caused asthma-related deaths. Check with your MD/Pulmonologist for effective
nebulization if needed. ...Read more