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What To Do If A 10 Month Old Is Cough
Yes. Some risk : factors in full-term babies are bronchiolitis in infancy, family history of asthma & allergies, early introduction of allergenic foods, sometimes from repeated exposure through breast milk & environmental smoke. Asthma is characterized by recurrent wheezing caused by bronchial spasm in response to viral upper respiratory infections, allergies &/or irritants that responds to bronchodilators. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Temperature: Temp is normal , you can push fluids and be observant for any symptoms that might crop up. ...Read more
My baby is 7 months old she has a cough that at times she gags. I know cough medicine is not recomended when should I see a dr? Or what can I do 4 her
I have a 10 month old baby, should I take her to a doctor for a cold? Or only when a cough develops??
Not necessarily: A baby should be taken to the doctor when she/he has a high fever not coming down with tylenol or ibuprofen, a bad cough lasting several days, lack of appetite, lack of wet diapers, severe fatigue, or any other concerning symptoms. If baby simply has runny nose, mild cough, and otherwise is playing, happy and eating, no need to take her/him in to see doctor. ...Read more
My 10 day old child's nose is congested what should I do? She is 10 days old and a little congested. She isn't running a fever and nothing else seems to be wrong. She has started to eat a little less though. Is there anything i can do to relieve the conge
Reflux: Babies must breathe through their nose. If i had to bet the baby is having silent acid reflux that is burning her nose. Using 1-2 drops of nonmedicated nasal saline drops for babies after each feeding can help. Are you breastfeeding? Try going on a dairy free diet yourself. On formula? Ask your doctor about switching to soy or elemental formula. For any infant breathing issues call your md. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My five year old boy has a temperature of 39.4 and a barking cough could this be croup if it is what should I do if not croup what could it be?
Croup: This certainly may be croup which is a viral infection that affects the upper part of the airway. The inflammation in this area is the cause of the barky cough. This is treated with cool air and possibly a dose of steroids. There are other more serious conditions that are similiar to croup so you should see a doctor asap. Croup is usually mild and lasts a few days. All kids will get croup. ...Read more
My baby is 4 months old, I want to know what temperature is actually a fever? Is 37.5 a fever? And do I need to take her to emergency if she has one?
Other symptoms?: Your child has a fever if: The rectal temperature is over 100.4F (38 Celsius). For children less than 4 or 5 years old, the rectum is the best way to check for fever.Or the ear temperature is over 99 F(37.2 Celsius). You can use an ear thermometer if your child is over 6 months old.-Or the temperature taken by mouth is over 99.5F. need to know the symptoms for deciding if she needs to go to ER. ...Read more
You would not: This is not always an easy diagnosis and can only be made by an experienced physician. Requires cultures and other testing. ...Read more
Love and comfort: Even though we often say "it's just a virus, " that doesn't mean your child isn't miserable! for aches, try Ibuprofen or acetaminophen. For sore throat, gargling to clear out mucous and also help the cough. A spoon of honey or mixed in warm tea also good. At this age otc cough meds ok, but i prefer to address mucous, allow them to cough it out. Nasal congestion-try salt water rinse (neti pot). ...Read more
How to know if my baby has a healthy immune system? Should i give probiotics if not ? My baby is 10 month old
Likely fine: Kids with the immunodeficiency disorders are often picked up by the age of 4-5 months due to recurrent and significant illnesses like bone infections and meningitis.Probiotics often allow for a good balance of beneficial gut bacteria but they do not boost anything. Having a happy gut can help you tolerate minor gut ailments and viruses with less symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If mild: 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 1 more doctor answer
Not typical, but: That's not typical but within normal limits. It's about time for you to take your child to a pedodontist for his\her first check-up anyway. Often, teeth can be felt below the gum line by a dentist when they may not be apparent to you. ...Read more
If it's a true fever: Then it is time to see a physician for assessment. ...Read more
What do you do for a 4 month old baby boy who has nasal congestion and is coughing from time to time?
What would cause a 9 month old boy to have a swollen penis? He is also uncircumcised. What should I do about it? Thank you very much.
Look closely: Examine closely. Clarify if discoloration. If turning blue/purple w swelling then go to er right away. Make sure there is no hair wrapped around it. Gently cleanse the area. If there are no other symptoms other than mild swelling then may be ok to wait until tomorrow and if swelling not better take him to an urgent care center to be certain it is not anything concerning. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It's probably not: Constipation is very uncommon in infants this young. It's normal for infants to strain, turn red in the face and even cry during bowel movements. This is called discoordinate stooling, an inability to relax their external anal sphincter at the same time they bear down to pass stool. This may last up to 4 mos of age. If your child is feeding normally & passing soft stool, it's not constipation. ...Read more
Depends on age: Infants under 2 months should be seen by their physician the same day if they have fever >100.4. After 2-3 months it depends.As the immunity passed from mom fades, babies begin having common viruses and other issues that need monitoring. If they feed ok, play ok & stay on their regular routein;you can often monitor for a while. If grumpy, tylenol (acetaminophen) is ok. If this changes check with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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