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4 month old baby has a bad cough. I've tried hot steamy bathroom, humidifier, saline nasal spray. How long will it take to go away?
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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: It depends.
If saline & suctioning isn't helping and you've tried steam and cool mist, it souns like it's time to see the doctor. There are so many causes for cough, each needing different management, that there's no way to know how long it'll last without examining him. I hope he feels better soon!

In brief: It depends.
If saline & suctioning isn't helping and you've tried steam and cool mist, it souns like it's time to see the doctor. There are so many causes for cough, each needing different management, that there's no way to know how long it'll last without examining him. I hope he feels better soon!
Dr. Cindy Juster
Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Other symptoms?
If there's no fever, vomiting, diarrhea, there's probably no urgency.
If runny nose is present, that may be the cause. Try bulb suctioning. Acid reflux may also play a rôle. If work up is negative, a trial of acid reducer like zantac, (ranitidine) may be considered. Allergies/asthma is another consideration. I'd recommend referral to physician in this case.

In brief: Other symptoms?
If there's no fever, vomiting, diarrhea, there's probably no urgency.
If runny nose is present, that may be the cause. Try bulb suctioning. Acid reflux may also play a rôle. If work up is negative, a trial of acid reducer like zantac, (ranitidine) may be considered. Allergies/asthma is another consideration. I'd recommend referral to physician in this case.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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