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What Can I Do For My Ten Month Old Daughters Cough
Cough: For a 10 month old, there are no medications for cough or cold symptoms. If this cough is new, and due to a cold, you can use saline nasal spray, and a nasal aspirator to help with congestion. If the cough is more chronic, your child should be evaluated. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Moisture & ceramides: Eczema is a sensitive skin condition that has multiple triggers. Eczema or atopic dermatitis seems to respond to the frequent application of moisturizing creams containing ceramides. Fragranced soaps also seem to contribute to atopic flares. There are differing degrees of severity. Speak with your dermatologist about the best course of therapy for your child. Until the appointment, try cerave'. ...Read more
RSV in 4mo: Rsv is a common respiratory virus.Its worrisome complications often affect infants under ~16 lb but tend to be less a problem as a kid gets bigger.Rapid breathing to the point a kid refuses to feed is a pivotal point where the kid must be seen & possibly hospitalized for oxygen therapy. Most 4mo will have a cold or at most lots of extra mucous production.If they keep up with their feeds it passes. ...Read more
Probiotics: Early nutrition is vital for life-long gut health and immune system function. A vaginal birth and breast feeding start the gut with normal flora which balance and educate the immune system. Use of antibiotics and formula destroy normal flora and lead to long-term health problems. Start a 5 billion cfu dose probiotic with mutiple strains and use daily! food allergens are an issue - milk is common. ...Read more
Missing information: To get the best out of Healthtap you need to provide a enough information for someone to provide an answer.You have not described why you think the baby is sick, status of temperature, feeding activity, etc.Without this info we cannot help.You are welcome to start over.Your questions are not linked, so each must tell the full story. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hiccups are normal: Many parents discover their babies have frequent hiccups. Hiccups are caused by a sudden spasm of the diaphragm. No one knows why this occurs, but in infants it likely happens more often because their neurological pathways are immature. It gets better with time. Older people try many things to get rid of hiccups but there is no treatment for infants. Most infants don't seem upset by hiccups. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See doctor.: Given how young your baby is, i'd advise seeing your baby's doctor. If the cough is just from a cold, saline nose drops and suctioning helps to clear any post-nasal drip, and elevating the crib mattress a little and using a humidifier in the bedroom can help, too. If it's more than just a simple cold, your baby's doctor will give whatever treatment's needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Time and patience: Colds go away in spite of, not because of, all the over-the-counter remedies we use. Some feel better with humidified air, but make sure your humidifier is clean. Decongestants and cough suppressants (used short term) can reduce symptoms of runny nose, but cough meds are better at helping you sleep than at reducing cough. Make sure your little one drinks enough fluids to avoid dehydration. ...Read more
Don't assume allergy: If i blow pepper in your face, you sneeze & drain the same as those with allergy. I find babies have more congestion with scented cleaning products, perfume, smoke & other irritants than they do with animal dander or pollens. The tiny nasal passages that become very noisy with a little mucous or swelling gives many the wrong idea. These are not little copies of adult problems, their issues differ ...Read more
Fluids/monitor: Your 7mo is due for 5-7 uri's/yr to age 5 & most can be monitored at home. Playful times/fluid intake enough to wet diapers every 6hr/breathing not too noticable all suggest home care ok. Lack of play/noticable incresaed work to breathe/poor fluid intake all suggest a dr visit in order.Nasal saline helps keep the nose clear & tylenol (acetaminophen) as a comfort med may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See DR: There are many different causes of halitosis, or bad breath. You will need to see your dr to sort through some of these. They include dental issues, such as gingivitis, sinus problems, tonsillitis, oral infections, and certain stomach problems. Occasionally, no source is identified, and local management is recommended-mouthwash, frequent brushing, and scented, sugarless gums. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nothing much: A cold and cough in an otherwise healthy 22 month should run its course over a 1-2 week period of time. There really are no proven or, more importantly, safe medications that will help your child. Using nasal saline with suction may help relieve some of the nasal symptoms. Use tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for fever. ...Read more
Hard to say: You get the most from this site when you provide adequate background on an issue and ask a related question. With no age/duration of problem/symptom profile/past treatments cited it is hard to comment. Docs volunteer their time to review questions. Site fees keep it open. You are welcome to start over. Posts are never linked, so each must contain full information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cold: Unfortunately, for children this age, there are few options. We generally do not encourage over-the-counter remedies. You could try nasal saline drops and aspirate the mucous. A cool mist humidifier is also sometimes helpful. Make sure your child is well hydrated and allow a few days for the symptoms to pass. If symptoms persist, you should be seen by your pediatrician. ...Read more
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