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How Do I Treat A Cough On A 7 Month Old Baby
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
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
Hi my 7 month old baby has had watery blood shot eyes, sleepin most of day a flemy cough & i just noticed a mark on his tummy what do u recommend?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
My 7 month old baby Sounds like she has a lot of phlegm Sounds Like It's hard To swallow and shes 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
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 . ?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
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