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What To Do When A 7 Month Old Has A Fever And A Cough
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
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
Fluids/monitor: Your 7mo is due for 5-7 uri's/yr to age 5 & most can be monitored at home. Playful times/fluid intake enough to wet diapers every 6hr/breathing not too noticable all suggest home care ok. Lack of play/noticable incresaed work to breathe/poor fluid intake all suggest a dr visit in order.Nasal saline helps keep the nose clear & tylenol (acetaminophen) as a comfort med may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 8 month old has had a fever a cough and runny nose, what is considerd a a high fever ? What can I do to relieve her of the symtoms?
>104: Most people would consider a temp of >104 high fever. If there is no breathing issue, Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) would help reduce the fever. Something with honey may calm the cough. The runny nose will have to wait. If the fever gets really high, see the pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
8 month old with smelly urine and fevers but not regular about once a day. She also had a middle ear infection with a cough and a wheeze? What to do?
Check her out... : A 8-month female baby with smelly urine + fever should get an urgent check-out to make sure of no UTI although she might have had recurrent URI / wheezing with possible otitis media. If UTI is confirmed, she would need imaging studies to confirm no obstruction along the whole urinary tract as well as no vesicoureteral reflux besides checking her bladder emptying ability, etc. Best wish... ...Read more
I want to know what to do for my toddler my 2 yr old daughter had a fever and runny nose a few days ago that went away after one day/night. Now she has a chest cough that sounds like it has mucous in it. A small fever that acetaminophen has helped and sne
VIRAL: Possible viral illness. Treat the symptoms.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My infant is five months has a dry cough for a week and has a runny stuffy nose no fever should I take him to doctor is it a cold?
Cough: it is always hard to know when to take your baby to the doctor. If he is eating, drinking, pooping, peeing and acting otherwise well and having no fever then I would say no. If he has any trouble breathing, the cough becomes worse, he gets a fever, he becomes lethargic, dehydrated or you are just too worried then get him seen. Worried Mommas are always right. ...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
My 20 month old girl has had a wet cough & runny nose for a week. I know it just needs to run its course, but what can I give or do for her?
Is it bothering her?: It is difficult for parents to see their children sick..It is actually a sign that you love your children. If it is not bothersome to her, you may not need to do anything. If bothersome--as most cough in babies/children are from postnasal drip. Some claritin/zyrtec syrup etc..Can help dry out the mucus/drip and stop/reduces the coughing etc..If not helpful or worsen, consult doc..Good luck. ...Read more
My daughter has a wet cough and she doesn't have a fever or a runny nose and I gave her a breathing treatment but it didn't work what should I do?
I have a 8 month old and shes coughing a lot mainly when she sleeping she doesn't have a fever or anything what might be the reason bout a week now.
Nasty Cough: Any child above the age of six months that has had continuous symptoms for more than three days definitely needs to see their pediatrician! under the age of six months even sooner. Bronchiolitis, flu, allergies and even foreign body aspiration could be going on. Make an appointment to see your pediatrician asap! ...Read more
A troublesome cold?: There are several things to do for a 3 month of with cold symptoms. First, use 2-3 drops of nasal saline drops in each side of the nose every 3 hours while awake. Keep the baby's head elevated to sleep so the child is not laying flat. If you are giving formula, you can dilute the formula half strength so the baby tolerates the feeds and stays well hydrated. You can also run a humidifier. ...Read more
When should I take a child to a dr over a cough? She has a cough for week and half and no sinus issues
Cough in children: is usually caused either by a viral illness or allergies. If the child is acting normally, eating and drinking well, and does not seem to have trouble breathing, the cough should pass on its own, although it can last 2-3 weeks. If she develops high fevers, uncontrollable vomiting, or is not acting right, it is time to see a doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Infant congestion: Thin out the dairy or breast milk a little with water to decrease the thickness of the mucus, place a little elevation under the head when laying down (not flat), a little humidity in the room(s) can also help. If you think the baby is sick, then you should see your pediatrician. ...Read more
My 7 week old almost 8 week old is very congested and has a cough wondering what I can give her for medicine to help. She has no fever&acting normal?
No meds: No medicine is recommended, definitely no cough medications. You can use normal saline drops in the nose and the bulb syringe, also put a humidifier in the room or steam from the bathroom. Frequent and smaller feeds tend to help to keep him feeding well. If he has. Fever >100.4, breathing hard, see a doctor asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a 9 week old baby has a staccato cough does she coughs everyday and a lot during a day or it can happen once a day? How to know if it is a staccato
I have a 13 month old who has bronchitis. It started as a red throat and then a week after, she had a very strong phlegmy cough. What can I do?
13mths old bronchiti: Have you taken the baby to the pediatrician.If not you should have the baby checked.Most of the time this kind of symptoms are caused by viruses and there is no need for antibiotics. If the baby is wheezing, then may need bronchdilaters via nebuliser, and if there is coexisting ear or throat infection and fever sometime antibiotics are prescribed.Cogh medicines are not helpful and should not be use. ...Read more
I've had a cough for a month after my cold. I typically cough because of mucus build-up and my body is trying to cough it out. Should i see a doctor?
Yes: If you have been coughing for over a month you should definitely see a doctor. There are many things that you could have that will need further treatment. ...Read more
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