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Doctor insights on: My 1 Year Old Has A Bad Cough

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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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My 1 year old daughter has had a very bad cough for the last 3-4 days. Can i give her any medication to make her feel better?

My 1 year old daughter has had a very bad cough for the last 3-4 days. Can i give her any medication to make her feel better?

COUGH: We do not give cough rx to the young patients. Push fluid intake to loosen cough and increase humidity by using vaporizer.Some md give 1 cc of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to help sleep. Consult peds. For evaluation. ...Read more

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What can you give to help a one year old with a cold with a bad cough ?Shes 24 lbs .

Honey: The feeling today is to avoid alot of the medications that in the past were used in infants. Honey can be used to soothe the throat in babies over 6 months. If there is bronchospasm then it might help to use a bronchodilator such as albuteral. If the baby is having more distress then a sh0rt course of oral steroids may be indicated. ...Read more

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My 1 year old is starting with a bad cough?

Doctor can evaluate: A one year-old with a "bad cough" should be seen by his primary care doctor. Common colds usually cause a mild cough, not a "bad cough". A bad cough can be bronchiolitis (due to RSV virus), asthma symptoms, croup (due to viral infection of the voicebox area), bronchitis (due to bacterial or viral infection), pneumonia, or an accidentally swallowed toy or object. A doctor can start treatment. ...Read more

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What should I do with my 1 year old with a bad cough?

What should I do with my 1 year old with a bad cough?

Doctor: Using a humidifier, regular use of saline nose drops to keep the mucus draining and above see the doctor to find out what the cause , so that proper therapy can be instituted. ...Read more

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My 1yr old baby girl has a bad cough. Do you have any ideas?

My 1yr old baby girl has a bad cough.  Do you have any ideas?

Needs to be seen: Cough is the body's way to clear material out of the airway. A 1 year old could have a bad cough for numerous reasons, some serious. If the cough is bad, as you describe, i would suggest that her doctor see her soon. ...Read more

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My 3 year old has a bad cough and that's her only smyton what could it be?

My 3 year old has a bad cough and that's her only smyton what could it be?

Could be a few thing: Talk it over with your doc and get looked over. If drainage or throat clearing, colds or allergies. If cough in pm and with exercise, maybe asthma. Maybe reflux. Maybe habit cough. Could be many things. Get an exam and talk it over with your doc. ...Read more

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My 3 year old has a bad cough how can I get rid of it?

My 3 year old has a bad cough how can I get rid of it?

Cough: It is not clear what you mean by "bad, " but if it is associated with fever, difficulty breathing, blueness around the lips or fingertips, wheezing, excessive sleepiness (lethargy), or retractions when breathing get to the doctor immediately. I will assume there is no chance he/she has aspirated a foreign object? ...Read more

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What can you give a four year old for a bad cough?

What can you give a four year old for a bad cough?

Meds: There are two brands of honey based cough med that I have seen. One is made by hylands. The other by zarbees. These are ok for a 4 year old. You can also try a vaporizer. You can prop him/her up on a pillow at night. Vicks is also ok to use. If the child has shortness of breath, severe cough, labored breathing, high fever etc. Then you better take him or her to the doctor. ...Read more

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