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My 8 month old baby sounds hoarse all the time when chattering or crying. I took him to a dr a month ago but she could not find anything wrong.?

My  8 month old baby sounds hoarse  all the time when chattering or crying. I took him to a dr a month ago but she could not find anything wrong.?

You may need to see: An ENT doctor, but visualizing the vocal cords requires sedation or anaesthesia. It would be worthwhile if your baby has any trouble breathing or feeding or appears to be in pain. I agree with pursuing an evaluation for reflux before an invasive procedure. ...Read more

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My baby’s throat is red, she’s been coughing, and she sounds hoarse, should I call the doctor?

My baby’s throat is red, she’s been coughing, and she sounds hoarse, should I call the doctor?

Maybe: Sore throats, coughing and congestion are usually caused by viruses...Which go away on their own. Well appearing infants without fever do not need to see their pediatrician. If your infant has a fever, is breathing quickly, is not eating or drinking, or generally doesn't look well, then you should definitely call your doctor. ...Read more

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My 4 month old baby sounds hoarse, she has been congested in her nose for a few days. When should she see her doctor?

My 4 month old baby sounds hoarse, she has been congested in her nose for a few days. When should she see her doctor?

When she spooks you: If the baby is taking fluids well, wetting diapers at least every 6hr & playful during her alert periods, you can probably monitor the situation for changes & let the process pass. If her feedings fall off, she seems lethargic or she spooks you, it is worth a visit. ...Read more

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My infant is making oooh and aaah sounds. Does this mean that she is trying to speak?

My infant is making oooh and aaah sounds. Does this mean that she is trying to speak?

Yes: This is your baby's way of communicating and usually occurs around 1-2 months of age. Your baby may also communicate by smiling, laughing or crying. ...Read more

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What can hoarseness in infants mean?

What can hoarseness in infants mean?

Various things: You didn't mention if this was sudden or chronic. Sudden hoarseness can mean a baby has a foreign body in her throat or can be related to a viral illness, such as croup. If having distress, call 911 or seek immediate help. Hoarseness related to crying can be related to tracheomalacia (the larynx is soft and collapses). If it is persistent, check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hoarseness in infants?

What are the causes of hoarseness in infants?

A variety of causes: Hoarseness in infants can be from a variety of causes. Babies can have reflux and chronic irritation of the airway from the spitting up can cause hoarseness. Viral illness can cause short-term hoarseness. Some babies are born with a paralyzed vocal cord. Babies can have papillomas on their vocal cords (especially if the mother had known genital warts at some time in her life). ...Read more

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How does it sound the acid reflux cough for infants?

How does it sound the acid reflux cough for infants?

Wheezing: sounds like chocking and wheezing as a matter of fact the acid injury can cause lung irritation and asthma ...Read more