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Treating A Croup Cough In Infants
Consult dr if severe: Croup is usually mild illness managed at home. Help with cool m?ist, placing child near vaporizerI if you do not have a cool mist vaporizer, even a simple humidifier in child’s bedroom may be helpful. Seek ER if cool mist not clearing up stridor in 15 minutes, repeated episodes of stridor or trouble breathing child’s chest or stomach retracting, bluish lips,lethargy,drooling,neck pain,stiffness ...Read moreSee 4 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
My 6 month old has RSV and when i give him breathing treatments he coughs a lot but can't get it up..What can I do to help him cough it up?
Mgt: At this age babies are not able to spit out sputum. They typically will swallow their secretions. If the cough worsens, or if he seems to be having problems breathing, a follow up appt is indicated. RSV can linger, but mild cases typically resolve within 10 days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 3 month old has a stuffy nose but no fever. When should I take him to his pediatrician and what can I do to help his breathing at home.?
Use normal saline: Nasal congestion alone can be managed with nasal saline drops. Use 2-5 drops in each side of nose as often as necessary. Monitor for signs if worsening such as poor feeding, fast or heavy breathing, and fever as this might indicate need for further evaluation by your pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hello my 9 month old daughter has a really bad cough with phlegm she can barely sleep and she coughs so much till she vomits what can I give her?
What to do if 5-month old has mucus in the throat and trouble breathing? Her ribs are sucking in when she breathes which we've heard is bad.
Get help now: Any time your child is having difficulty breathing, this is a medical emergency. The coughing and shortness of breath can be due to many things, including inhaling a foreign object, virus (bronchiolitis), bacterial pneumonia, or asthma/reactive airways. Go to your pediatrician or ER or acute care clinic for evaluation and treatment. Let us know how it goes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 14mnth old has runny nose, but her cough sounds lots phlegm/fluid in chest n its hard for her to breathe anything i can do to make it till a.m.
Don't wait: if she is having trouble breathing. Best to have her checked tonight. ...Read more
My 7 month old has a hacking cough and wheezing when she breathes. What can I do until I can get her a dr app?
My 2 year old has a dry hacking cough when she sleeps. No stridor or wheezing. What can I do to ensure it does not turn in to something worse?
My daughter has gone months with very bad cough and runny nose, her coughing is sometimes making her sick, what can I do to help?
Cough & runny nose: Infection is possible but after.Get a more detailed answer ›
My three month baby he chest cold since a month now it rattles on his chest when he breaths CAn u tell me what to do also he spits up when he burps i?
See a physician: Hello. I would recommend that your baby be seen by a medical provider to make sure that the "cold" hasn't settled into his chest, creating something like pneumonia. Babies don't have the ability to clear their mucus like you and I do, so it's important to have him examined. Also, throwing up can be a sign that it has settled in his chest, too. ...Read more
My baby it's 5 months and he has a lot of mucus in his chest .. I can hear when he is breathing .. It's anything i can give him ? Thank you
My 3 month old won't stop cry and coughing she is so congested she can't breath or sleep can I give her cough medicine just for the weekend?
No: A 3 month old baby can not have cough medicine. You can steam up the shower and then sit with her in the bathroom, you can elevate the head of the crib she sleeps in or even let her sleep strapped into the car seat. You can use nasal saline drops and suction. Please take her temperature and if it is more than 101 F or she is not eating her milk well, take her to the ER. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why my 6 months old baby cough when she eats a baby food? And why she has a bad breath ? And when she drink her milk you can hear some wheezing
My 15mo old daughter is extremely congested to where she gags when she coughs. We don't have a humidifier, how else can I help her?
Extra humidity: You don't need a humidifier to do extra humidity, which is by far the best thing for her. Boil water on your stove all day, go in the bathroom, close the door and turn on the shower and sit in there for 15-20 minutes every few hours. Use cheap saline drops (just salt water) to clean out her congested nose - she won't like it as you do it, but makes a huge difference after. Finally, lots of cuddles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My two month old has a very bad wet cough and sometimes when he's sleeping or awake you can hear a gargle in his breathing.Is there anything i can do?
Cough: Make an appointment to see your pediatrician. In the meantime take him into the washroom and turn on the hot shower. Steam him forv20-30 minutes several times a day. Let him sleep with a vaporizer. Elevate his mattress so he is sleeping on an angle. Get some vapo rub and apply to chest. But it is important to get to see the doctor asap. ...Read more
My 8 month breastfed baby seems happy but has a cough and I have been diagnosed with walking pneumonia. He has a rattle when we breathes. What to do?
Talk to the doctor: Many infants cough. Most often, it comes from inhaling milk at least occasionally. Sometimes they catch germs, such as viruses, from a brother or sister or parent. Talk to your son's doctor to see what needs to be done, if anything. Be sure to wash your hands well and cover your coughs while you are sick. A rattle in the chest often means there is mucus in the lungs -- bronchitis or pneumonia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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