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What should I do if my baby keeps coughing up lots of mucus?

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 more

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Mucus (Definition)

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


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Could similasan cough and mucus relief make babies sleepy?

Could similasan cough and mucus relief make babies sleepy?

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

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I also have s dry cough lots of mucus and my throat always feel ichy

I also have s dry cough lots of mucus and my throat always feel ichy

More info: Sorry, there is no question associated with your problem. Fyi the questions you submit are not connected and thus if you had another question regarding this issue we can't see it. Please resubmit :). ...Read more

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During and After I eat I develope a lot of mucus and tickle cough it's chronic what is it.

During and After I eat I develope a lot of mucus and tickle cough it's chronic what is it.

Postnasal drip: stimulated by the nerves that are activated by eating. You might be helped by an antihistamine. Obviously avoid those foods that make this happen the most. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Doctor can evaluate: A cough that's not getting better should be evaluated by a primary care doctor, to see if there is an infection (viral, bacterial, mycoplasma, etc...), an allergy problem, an asthma problem (would then consider asthma medicines such as inhalers), etc... ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Why when i cough why does my chest feel I have pin and needles and it hurts and I have lots of mucus

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

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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

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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

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

Bronchospasm...: This cough is most likely the result of bronchospasm occurring after the initial infection has resolved. This type of cough may require bronchodilator and steroid inhalers. See your doctor so this can be evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more