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Mild Cough In Babies
Depends on . . .: Babies ages 3-12 months can easily catch colds from other people. If there is just a runny nose, without much fussiness, without any high fever, without other worrisome symptoms, then parents can leave the nose alone. If the mucous is blocking the nose somewhat, try a few drops of saline, followed by gentle suctioning with a suction bulb. A doctor should examine younger or more symptomatic babies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Four weeks with rattle in chest when deep inhalation. No pain or cough. Have mild asthma but this seems different.
See doctor: When there is something different, you need to consult your doctor to find out the cause. ...Read more
Beginning stages of the croup. Some stridor and seal barking cough only when crying/coughing. Raspy. No fever. What can I do? 14m baby.
Symptomatic measures: Croup is a viral infection of the upper airway. Antibiotics will not help. Often humidified air--running the shower--or cold air will help. A lot of fluids also. If the stridor is severe or worrisome evaluation by the pediatrician is indicated. Sometimes one dose of a steroid is given to reduce the inflammation/swelling of the airway. Keeping the baby calm until this runs its course will also help ...Read more
RSV: Respiratory syncytial virus (rsv) causes infection of the respiratory tract. It starts as a cold, but then the virus spreads to lower respiratory tract and causes infection/inflammation in the smaller breathing tubes (bronchioles): swelling of the lining of the tubes and sloughing of the lining of these tubes with debris building up and causing partial/complete blockage of these tubes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can nebulizing with normal seline help with chest congestion in toddlers? What are some tips for clearing severe chest congestion in 3 yrs old?
I have mid back lung cramping. Some mild pain when inhaleing and exhaling. With dry non productive cough.
I have continous cough just in winter, mild wheeze, productive sputum, came after nasal congestion agrrevate by exercise.
What it the cause of cough ?
Sometimes: But not all the time. Nasal allergies are not a frequent cause of a really bad persistent cough. In a child with allergies and a really bad cough (assuming no fever) I would be concerned about a reactive airway/asthma type condition. If the child also had eczema I would be even more concerned. ...Read more
Stuffy nose short of air o2 been in the low 90's when coughing i taste snot discomfortpain- in chest when breathing in deep y is this?
You've got infection: Most likely pneumonia. There are other possibilities as well. Your underlying medical issues of diabetes, severe asthma, GERD, and possibly diabetic neuropathy affecting the GI tract and mobility puts you at very high risk for pneumonia. A chest X-ray is needed, amongst other things. It sounds like you are sick enough to need treatment in the ER. I think you should be evaluated now. Get going ASAP ...Read more
Our 6 yrold daughter has troubling 8 weeks throat mucus cough that gags her - non consistent occur, some during sleep, mostly first thing in am. A choki?
Nursing 14 months old.have severe cold, cough, nasal congestion. which medicine(except tylenol)may I take to loosen mucus of cough and stuffy nose?
Some slight indigestion, burning in throat. History of mucous buildup in throat, coughing, spitting. Asthma, panic disorder, had pneumonia 2x in 7 mo ?
Perhaps: Although there's no evidence that teething causes fever, fevers of less than 100 degrees have been reported. If upper teeth trying to erupt vagus nerve stimulation can result in runny nose. As to appetite, would you want to eat if your teeth were sore? Please see Pediatric Dental Specialist (1st Dental exam Age 1). See Pediatrician to check for cold/virus. You must see both. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Night time dry cough w/ sensation of slight itchiness in trachea. Fine during daytime- but when I pinch trachea, pronounced sensation of itch + cough.
My 3 month old has temp of 99-100 with nasal congestion and occasional retractions and heaving breathing. Does she have pneumonia again?
Possibly: Those are concerning symptoms in a 3month old patient. Pneumonia is one possibility but there are others. These include a viral respiratory illness that is causing wheezing or inflammation in the baby. Regardless these are symptoms that need evaluated immediately either by your physician or local emergency room. It should not wait till tomorrow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer