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Is there anything I can give my 9 month old for a cough?

Is there anything I can give my 9 month old for a cough?

No drugs!: Please do not give any medications to your 9 month old. While it has been common practice in the past, and physicians often recommended drugs for cough and cold, recent studies have shown they do not help and may in fact cause harm. No child under 2 years old should take any cough/cold meds, including over the counter. Keep child hydrated, humidify air, and if it persists get evaluated for cause. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

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


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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?

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?

See below: No decongestant or antihistamine is safe for infants. Humidification, steam from running the shower and hydration might get you through the night. If severe take her to pediatric er. If stable go to pediatrician tomorrow. ...Read more

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How best to get rid of a 9 month old baby's cough?

How best to get rid of a 9 month old baby's cough?

No medications: Please do not give any medications to your 9 month old. While it has been common practice in the past, and physicians often recommended drugs for cough and cold, recent studies have shown they do not help and may in fact cause harm. No child under 2 years old should take any cough/cold meds, including over the counter. Keep child hydrated, humidify air, and if it persists get evaluated for cause. ...Read more

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Is it unsafe to for a 9 month old to have a Vicks vaporizer with the vaposteam in the water? My baby has a cough and congestion that keeps her awake.

Is it unsafe to for a 9 month old to have a Vicks vaporizer with the vaposteam in the water? My baby has a cough and congestion that keeps her awake.

I never use it: I find any scented material is more of an air pollutant in small kids than helpful. There airways are different than adults and often become more congested and or drain more when fragrances are used. I basically never recommend it. I can remember the stinky stuff my mom used when I was young, and still hate the smell. ...Read more

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What drug to use for 9 month old with cough and cold?

What drug to use for 9 month old with cough and cold?

Avoid Cold medicines: Cough in young children is extremely frustrating for parents. Unfortunately cough medications used in adults don't work in children. Decongestants in combination with cough medications can actually be harmful.
Using guafenesin may be helpful to help secretions stay loose. Increasing fluid intake and humidity in the air can definitely help. Honey (for kids over 12 months) may be a natural remedy. ...Read more

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When my 9 month old baby cries he will begin to cough, is this normal? Sometimes it seems like it takes his breath away.

When my 9 month old baby cries he will begin to cough, is this normal? Sometimes it seems like it takes his breath away.

Some babies or: children have very sensitive cough and gag reflexes and may be triggered by very benign things like crying. As long as there is no wheezing, difficulty breathing or color change, this doesn't sound like anything too concerning in and of itself. However, if it persists, you may want to discuss this with your child's pediatrician. ...Read more

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My 9 month old baby has a cough that we can't seem 2 get rid of. What can I do to get rid of this cough so he can get better?

My 9 month old baby has a cough that we can't seem 2 get rid of. What can I do to get rid of this cough so he can get better?

Cough remedy: Suck out the mucus in his nose with a bulb syringe, use saline nose drops 4 times daily, take him into the washroom, turn on the hot shower and let him breath in the hot steam. Elevate his matress with a wedge and keep the vaporizer on where he sleeps. If the cough does not improve in several days check him over by his pediatrician push fluids, reduce milk. ...Read more

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My 9 month old baby keeps coughing at night for the past few days and seems to have no cough during the day why is it only when he's in deep sleep?

My 9 month old baby keeps coughing at night for the past few days and seems to have no cough during the day why is it only when he's in deep sleep?

Baby's night cough: Coughing with a cold is often worse when lying down and during sleep because the muscles and tissues of the upper airway become relaxed, mucus drips down our nose and throat, and we don't clear our airway of secretions as well during sleep. However infants with worsening cough or difficulty breathing must be evaluated for more serious conditions, such as pertussis, bronchiolitis, or pneumonia. ...Read more

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My 9 month old son has a really bad cough which he has had a course of penicillin. The cough is still there and he is doing about 7 soiled nappies?

My 9 month old son has a really bad cough which he has had a course of penicillin. The cough is still there and he is doing about 7 soiled nappies?

RSV, influenza: Many of the winter viruses are still circulating around and could be the cause of his ongoing cough. Have him rechecked to make sure he is not wheezing, developed or worsened pneumonia or other causes of chronic cough. Make sure to get flu vaccine every year! ...Read more

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I put Vicks liquid vapor in my 9 month old humidifier now sometimes she has a cough that makes her gasp for air. Or could it be my moms smoking?

I put Vicks liquid vapor in my 9 month old humidifier now sometimes she has a cough that makes her gasp for air. Or could it be my moms smoking?

Smoking: This is more likely from the smoke inhalation.
The easy way to find out is to stop the exposure to smoke and see if the cough goes away. ...Read more

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My 9 month old baby girl is very sick with cold cough and flu and also her fever is getting high n some times low + vomits at night. She can't breath?

My 9 month old baby girl is very sick with cold cough and flu and also her fever is getting high n some times low + vomits at night. She can't breath?

Needs to be seen NOW: Babies the age of your daughter do not have a lot of reserve when it comes to illnesses. As a result, their condition can deteriorate quickly when ill. From what you are describing, she needs to be seen by a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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My 9 month old baby has been advised to take salbutamol for past three weeks since he has severe cough and cold. Is it safe? He does not have wheezing

My 9 month old baby has been advised to take salbutamol for past three weeks since he has severe cough and cold. Is it safe? He does not have wheezing

Not used in Kids: Here in the US the drug is not used in kids. It is a long acting product that has not met the safety guidelines of our Food and Drug administration for infant/toddler/early school age. Shorter acting albuterol is often used in such situations. ...Read more

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My 9 month old has a cough, runny nose. It sounds wet and he has started to sound like its rattling. Should itake him in to be seen? No fever

My 9 month old has a cough, runny nose. It sounds wet and he has started to sound like its rattling. Should itake him in to be seen? No fever

Congestion in 9 mo o: How loong has this been going on for. If ohterwise okay, u can keep an eyeon it at home. If last more than 2 weeks go see the pediatrician. Or if fever or other symptoms come on, also seeur doc. ...Read more

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My 9 month old son has a cold. He had a fever at first and now the past few days has a horrible runny nose and cough. Should I take him to the doctors?

My 9 month old son has a cold. He had a fever at first and now the past few days has a horrible runny nose and cough. Should I take him to the doctors?

Not Necessarily: Fever is your body's attempt to defend itself against an immune system attack. As long as your child is eating, making urine, looking well and carrying on his normal functions do not worry. On the other hand, if he is lethargic, vomiting, not eating this is the time to bring him to the er see less. ...Read more

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My 9 month old son has a cold. It started with a fever, but now for the past couple days has a bad runny nose and cough. Should I bring him to the doc?

My 9 month old son has a cold. It started with a fever, but now for the past couple days has a bad runny nose and cough. Should I bring him to the doc?

If.....: If in pain, very lethargic, dehydrated yes. If the fever is gone, sleeping well and acting close to normal, waiting a few days should be ok. ...Read more

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My 9 month old daughter has a hoarse cough, that is worse at night. She also has a stuffy, runny nose, but no fever.?

My 9 month old daughter has a hoarse cough, that is worse at night. She also has a stuffy, runny nose, but no fever.?

Allergy?: This is the time of year when things come into bloom and allergies appear. Or she may have a viral uri. If she becomes worse have her seen by your family doctor. ...Read more

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My 9 month old has chest co gestion, but no runny nose, sneeze, cough, or fever. We went to the dr 2 days ago said lungs are clear what could it be?

My 9 month old has chest co gestion, but no runny nose, sneeze, cough, or fever. We went to the dr 2 days ago said lungs are clear what could it be?

Nasal congestion: The nose could be congested without a runny nose & that causes transmitted sounds from the nose to the lungs that you could feel & hear but the lungs themselves are clear. Try saline nose drops, they should help. Good luck ...Read more

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9-month-old granddaughter has always been at 50th percentile for ht & wt but, at 9-mo check-up, fell to 5th for ht & wt. How common is this?

9-month-old granddaughter has always been at 50th percentile for ht & wt but, at 9-mo check-up, fell to 5th for ht & wt. How common is this?

Not uncommon: At this age, children are changing from milk to foods as their main source of nutrition. In that process, they may not eat as many calories as they were for a while. Just keep offering healthy meals and snacks (if needed). Recheck her weight and height at the 12 month well check, and see if she is catching back up again. If not, discuss with her doctor. ...Read more

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My son is 9 months old and has a cough, I want to go get the Vicks humidifier. Is that okay to use?

My son is 9 months old and has a cough, I want to go get the Vicks humidifier. Is that okay to use?

Yes but: Any humidifier may help if your area has low humidity but seldom does much. I never recommend any Vicks or similar fragrance products in infancy because they are air pollution and often cause airway irritation. You might find it soothing, but you don't have a baby nose/airway. ...Read more

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My baby is a 9 months old and has a fever of 39.1 for a day now. Has a little cough. What should I do?

My baby is a 9 months old and has a fever of 39.1 for a day now. Has a little cough. What should I do?

Try Umcka;homeopathy: Fever is how the body fights infection- lowering fever tends to prolong infection so best to not treat it- see http://on. Today. Com/1cz7o8p
most coughs are viral- antibiotics seldom help. Umcka is proven to help bronchitis- see http://bit. Ly/1f6rjci
homeopathy often helps coughs- see http://bit. Ly/h97vwf
if your baby seems to have great distress or is having a hard time breathing see your doc asap. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of phlegm from cough in my 9month old baby?

How do I get rid of phlegm from cough in my 9month old baby?

Infant saline nose: Drops followed by gentle suction of her nose with a bulb syringe help. Place a vaporizer across her bedroom, not close to her crib. If she has a rectal temperature of 100-4, laboredn breathing, decreased nursing &;/or decreased peeing, see her doctor. She'll swallow mucus & spit it up or pass it in her stool. As long as the mucus is loose & no other symptoms exist, give it about ...Read more

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How much tylenol (acetaminophen) should I give my nine-month-old 19 pounds?

How much tylenol (acetaminophen) should I give my nine-month-old 19 pounds?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): For a 19 lb child, use acetominophen/tylenol infant suspension 160mg/5ml 2.5ml every 4 hours as needed. Be sure and use the correct dosing dropper or a measuring syringe to get the correct dose. ...Read more

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My nine month old is vomiting once per day with no fever or dirrehea... What could it be? She coughs beforehand and then vomits

My nine month old is vomiting once per day with no fever or dirrehea... What could it be? She coughs beforehand and then vomits

See below: This is called "post-tussive" vomiting, or after coughing vomiting and is not a worrisome issue as long as the child is well hydrated and not having breathing problems. The cough with mucous triggers the gag reflex and vomiting can occur. If this has been going on for more than 2 weeks, then get the child seen by their doctor. ...Read more

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My 9month old daughter sounds hoarse no temperature, only a small cough but has thrush do I need to get a doctor to see her?

My 9month old daughter sounds hoarse no temperature, only a small cough but has thrush do I need to get a doctor to see her?

See Pediatrician: Thrush is common in newborn babies up to the age of 3 months. It is less common at 9m in a child who has not been on antibiotics. Your child might just have a viral infection which has depressed her immunity or it might be something more serious. Get your child examined by the Pediatrician immediately. ...Read more