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My 7month had cough its been going on for 2m and wont go away..Dr. Said she's to young for medicines is it true..?

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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
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In brief: See below.

Cough and cold medicines have been proven in many good studies to be pretty unhelpful, and they can have nasty side effects.
This is why the fda has finally started taking them off the market! if saline nose drops and suctioning aren't helping and the cough is consistently there, your baby's doctor should examine her and see if other testing is needed to find the cause of the cough.

In brief: See below.

Cough and cold medicines have been proven in many good studies to be pretty unhelpful, and they can have nasty side effects.
This is why the fda has finally started taking them off the market! if saline nose drops and suctioning aren't helping and the cough is consistently there, your baby's doctor should examine her and see if other testing is needed to find the cause of the cough.
Dr. Cindy Juster
Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

Dust/smoke/perfumes/colds/etc.
Lead to mucous build up deep in the lungs that must come out for baby to breathe effectively. The cough brings this junk up out of the lung. Supressing an infants cough can lead to complications. Avoid irritants in babies air/if you can smell it it can trigger cough. Air filters, humidifiers or vaporizers & generous saline nose wash are the best tools for infant cough.

In brief: Yes

Dust/smoke/perfumes/colds/etc.
Lead to mucous build up deep in the lungs that must come out for baby to breathe effectively. The cough brings this junk up out of the lung. Supressing an infants cough can lead to complications. Avoid irritants in babies air/if you can smell it it can trigger cough. Air filters, humidifiers or vaporizers & generous saline nose wash are the best tools for infant cough.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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