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My 2yr Old Has A Bad Cough And Kind Of Strains When He Coughs What Should I Do
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
My 16 month old son has a very bad dry crackling cough and when he coughs it sounds horrible and hard to cough what can I do to get rid of this asap?!
I have a 8 month old who has a really bad deep caught runny nose and sneezing and when he coughing his eyes run what should I do?
Probably a cold: The common cold is the likely explanation but if the problem persists or worsens, see your pediatrician. In the meanwhile, honey may possibly help his cough (cough medicine does not seem to work in children) and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may possibly reduce his runny nose. The duration of cold symptoms should not exceed 10 days however. ...Read more
My 1 yr old has a phlegm filled cough. She doesn't sleep well because of it and the coughing causes her to choke and vomit. What can I do for her?
Cough: Have her seen by pediatrician soon. Wish her well. ...Read more
My baby boy has a bad cough, comes from deep inside. What should I do? Should I get him some kind of baby medicine or any other suggestions?
See the doctor: Babies can have many causes for a deep cough from infections such as pneumonia or other causes such as heartburn and choking. Cough medicines are not recommended in children and especially in infants. You should see the doctor to help determine the cause of the cough. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son is only coughing, has a little of mucus, and when he coughs a lot he throws up. Should I be worry & what can I do? Home remedy? If possible.
My 16 yr old brother has this really bad cough at night and I give him cough medicane and that doesn't work. What could this cough be caused by?
Could be ...: In my experience (pediatric ENT practice), cough at night is often due to reflux (gastro-esophageal reflux, or ger). Even "cough-variant" asthma, that manifests as a night-time cough, is often caused by ger. Best to see your doc about options. Also visit my website for more info (not selling anything). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 17months old has a bad cough and very congested and her boogers are starting to have a greenish color to them. What should I do?
Respiratory illness: Your baby has an infection. It is time to get them to the clinic for evaluation and treatment. If the baby is hot or feverish this is an urgent problem. ...Read more
My little brother has a bad cough. I can hear him breath he's got bad snot and has had it for ages also a cough. What is it?
3 main causes: The 3 most common causes of chronic cough are asthma, reflux disease, and allergies/sinusitis. It sounds like he may have the latter. He could try otc allergy meds and nasal saline irrigation. He may also need prescription medications and possible allergy testing. Other causes can be treated with acid medications or asthma medications and may need evaluation for other causes. ...Read more
My 3yr old woke up wheezing, complaining about his throat and tummy hurting. He has a bad bad cough and runny nose what do I do? & what does he have
Possible virus: Wheezing, cough and runny nose can be symptoms of a virus. Frequently there is fever as well. If these symptoms have occurred before or become recurrent, this could be early signs of asthma, especially if the child has eczema, food allergies, hayfever or parents with asthma. Wheezing suggests significant lung involvement and warrants a trip to the doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See Pediatrician: Cough and fever probably viral in origin and just happens to be teething at same time. Check in w your pediatrician. Also, 1st dental cm-up w a pediatric dental specialist as soon as 1st tooth erupts. Pedodontist will do exam, diet and oral hygiene instruction, Fluoride balancing, crania-facial growth and development evaluation, and will begin the bonding process w your child. Don't put it off. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 6 month old has congestion in his chest and started coughing a few days ago. I have tried to suck his nose but that does not good. what should I do?
Has something on my tonge like blisters that giving me cough all night long. I had bad flu recently also. What should I do ?
See doctor...: You need to see a doctor so that the "blisters" on your tongue can be examined. It is not possible to know what theses lesions are without examining them. If you are short of breath, go to the er as this can be a life-threatening problem. ...Read more
My daughter has a lot of mucus coming out of her eyes, she has a fever and a cough what do I do ?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1st,Symptomatic care: Runny noses are very common during baby's first year. Most often these are of viral origin, which are self-limited. Usually saline drops and gentle suction are adequate for symptomatic relief. However, if baby displays fussiness, fever, sleeplessness, worsening cough, or diarrhea then concerns of possible ear or throat infection must be considered, triggering a call to your pediatrician. ...Read more
Illness in infant: Nasal congestion and coughing in an infant is usually associated with an upper respiratory infection. Most are viral and cannot be cured, bacterial forms in this age group can be very dangerous. Nasal saline drops to the nose can help with congestion (too young for any medication) while you are preparing for your doctor visit. Tamiflu is indicated for flu positive infants 2 weeks and older. ...Read more
I have a 3m old girl she just started a cough with a lot of mucous in her troat it sounds terrible! what should I do for her to feel better ?
Uri treatment: Use a bulb syringe to duck up the mucus, spray salt water nose drops in her nose 4 times daily. Take her in the washroom, turn on the hot shower an d steam her for20-30 minutes 4 times daily. Keep vaporizer on where she sleeps and elevate her mattress with a wedge so she's sleeping on an angle. ...Read more
My son is three months old and has a cough, kind of mucus sounding and is really tired and sneezing. No fever. What can I do?
Congested cough: At 3mo the primary cause of congestion/cough are irritants. House dust, fragrance, perfumes, detergent or cleaning products all leave scents that don't bother adults but irritate a babies nose. A good nasal clean out with saline can remove much of this irritant load, but removing the offending irritants from babies life helps more in the long run.Irritants aggravate colds ; nasal wash helps. ...Read more
My 1 year old daghter has had a cough and runny nose with green mucus for 6 days i took her too the doctor she's. Still sick what should I do.
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