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What Should I Do If My Baby Keeps Coughing Up Lots Of Mucus
Make an appt.: Mucous production can be normal in a newborn for a few days. In older children, it can signal other issues like allergies, asthma, etc. Diagnosis also varies based on age. Many children on milk based formulas or older children who drink a lot of milk may see improvement by going off dairy. This issue is best answered with a visit with your pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more
See Doctor Now: Your infant's age is unknown. Similasan is a homeopathic drug therefore its safety, effectiveness & side-effect profile are unconfirmed which makes this an unacceptable choice for any infant. Cough is highly associated with infection in an infant until proven otherwise & treating a cough without knowing the cause can lead to pneumonia in infants. See your doctor for correct diagnosis and treatment ...Read more
Child with 101.9 fever for 3 days, a lot of mucus, rosey red cheeks and nose, and congested cough. What is it and what to do? Now please.
Viral: Fever control, make your child comfortable.You may give decongestant/expectorant , antihistamine to help with the mucus .Have your child see doctor to rule out underlying bacterial infection eg sinusitis, tonsillitis, ear infection, pneumonia.Also wants to be sure, it is not fifth's disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been coughing for a week started some mucus but not a lot . Wet cough .Can can't stand smoke anymore . But cough hasn't went away?
Have a cough over 3 months , with a lot mucus I tried many syrups n med no help , I get this cough in fall season between month oct to feb, please help?
Cough: For diagnostic and recommendations , we have to be clear about allergies, smoking, chest x/r .If chest x/r is negative, found out allergy status. If patient smoke, stop .Physical examination ent, and for some blood test looking for ige, cbc.Others as needed, .A cough present for more than 10 to 15 days , have to be check. A virus, could be the first reason , but more than 10 days, check up. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Why when i cough why does my chest feel I have pin and needles and it hurts and I have lots of mucus
Possible infection: An occasional dry cough is normal. Even an occasional bit of mucus isn't of too much concern. But if you develop productive cough especially associated with chest pain, perhaps even shortness of breath, it's time to go see your family doc regardless of fever or not because you might have pneumonia or other lung infection. Of course, other reasons for cough & chest pain so don't delay . . ...Read more
My 8 month old has a bad cough and lots of mucus. He keeps throwing up after coughing is there anything I can give him?
No cough medication: But keep his nasal passages clear with a cool moist environment . Help him clear his secretions by patting him on the back. Feeding him small amounts frequently may help his vomiting. Have his chest checked to see if anything else will help. All the best and make sure his immunizations are current. ...Read more
Has had a cough for the last 2 weeks. First 2 days had a low fever but none since. Now cough sounds like there's lots of mucus. What should I do?
See doc if worried: Without seeing her or knowing more, can't say for sure... but 2 days fever followed by 2 weeks of cough isn't unusual for resolving viral cold. Coughing up sputum helps protect the lungs from pneumonia. If her fevers return, or her cough gets worse instead of better, then take her to see her doc, or go sooner if you're worried. In the meantime, no cough medicines. Teaspoon of honey works better! ...Read more
After the cold I still cough for month do I have bronchitis? If I do what do I do other than go dr. I cough with my troat irritation and lot a mucus
Has been coughing non stop for a week and it was mucus before now it dry cough.now every single half a min non stop, sleeping is worse he cough a lot?
Need someone to: examine your lungs for bronchitis. The weather is slowly changing and in lots of places the allergies have started. People develop cough at times when they have allergies and it starts either affecting their lungs or sinuses resulting in fluid dripping on the back of their throat. You can try over the counter Loratidine 10 mg tab for a few days, but it would be better if you let a doctor examine. ...Read more
Feels like a lot of mucus build up and can't cough it up slight fever any ideas don't know what temp is I am also in a body cast ?
Some cough syrup: guaifenesin really helps you loosen the secretions and dextromethorphan will help supress too much coughing, and you can even get a combination formula. you can get it OTC. may also want to consider z-pack if you have chest congestion and maybe wheezing. hope it helps. ...Read more
On day 4 of tami flu, saw improvement yesterday. Today lots of yellow and brown mucus with cough. Feeling bad...Is this pnuemonia
My 5 month old is very stuffed up but also draining a lot of yellow and clear mucus. She also has a wet cough. Should I bring her in?
My daughter has had a cough for about 16 days. She has been coughing up a lot of yellow, thick mucus and coughing spells. Is it bronchitis?
I have brown mucus coming from my nose, not a lot and it's not blood, I work in semi trucks where it's dusty, could it be dust? I have a cough also
Cough in the morning bringing up a lot of mucus for 2 months. No pain. no flu like symptoms. I need to appease my mum to stop pestering me about it! ?
Many possibly causes: Hello There could be multiple causes for your chronic cough. Such as asthma, acid reflux, post nasal drip, or smoking. If you smoke you need to stop. Acid reflux is usually accompanied by a burning throat as well as coughing. Asthma is denoted by difficulty in breathing and coughing. Post nasal drip feels like there is fluid running down the back of your throat with coughing. Pls see your doc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I suffered from flu it has been over 13 days still i get lots of cough and every now and then i ooze thick mucus.Doc say no medicines in viral help me?
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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