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What Helps Baby Stop Wheezing
You don't: These are thought due to a pulse wave sent through the breathing muscle in late pregnancy and early infancy. Proximity of the stomach to the breathing muscle has been implicated and as growth begins to separate the two, the kid quits having episodes. It bothers you more than the kid, ignore it.It will pass soon enough. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Non-stop symptoms?: Continuing symptoms of asthma, especially if not improving with medication, means one should see a doctor now. Today is sunday, so if one's doctor is not available to help, the place to go would be the emergency room. If symptoms are worrisome, an ambulance ride is the safest way to go, instead of having a friend or relative drive (unless an ambulance is not available either). ...Read more
Sleep apnea: This needs to be addressed by a physician as it can be a serious health problem. ...Read more
Why are infants advised to stop drinking formula at 12 months? What can happen of my baby starts drinking cow milk at 11 months?
Misunderstanding: Cow's milk is allowed at 12 months but this doesn't mean formula has to be stopped at 12 months. A protein in the cow's milk called "heat labile protein" causes occult bleeding from infants' intestine and results in anemia. The intestinal mucosa become more resistant to the protein by 12 moths of age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You mean proventil (albuterol): If you have bronchial asthma than you should be on an inhaled steroid as well as proventil inhaled steroid works on inflammation and albuterol(proventil)is just a bronchdilater.Cough from asthma gets better with proper therapy for asthma and you dont need to suppress the cough.If you have to use something for a shrt course, thanyou can use over the counter Mucinex (guaifenesin) or robituscin only. ...Read more
Identify the cause: The best treatment for a cough is to identify the trigger so it can be avoided. There are many triggers of cough. Once the cause is known, specific treatment can be offered rather than just a "cough suppresant" an allergist or pulmonologist can assist in finding the cause of cough and developing a treatment plan. ...Read more
My child is wheezing when exhaling has a harsh cough an voice.Steam isn't helping him he is sleeping inbetween coughing i will be taking him to docs?
Not much to do!: At 8 months old your child is just beginning to get teeth. While possibly there are other issues such as sinus or ear infections (which your md can check out) it is probable the baby has a para-functional habit that mimics a sucking action or a response adaptation to teething pains. Carefully brush the teeth and wipe the inside of the mouth before sleep. Only water in bottle once mouth is clean! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can my 6 month old baby use cold and cough syrup if so what do u recommend for him concerned mother
I wouldn't: The nasal & airway structure of young infants is quite different from older kids or adults. Studies have shown no benefit of cough/cold preparations to kids under 6. They also reflect a large number of ER visits and poison control calls from these meds. If you need something to do, keep track of fluid intake.That is more important overall & more likely to help baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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