7 Month Old Baby Coughing Cold?
r my baby is sick with a cold cough. He also has a fever and often vomits when he coughs and can’t cough up mucus.. Earlier I checked at the clinic and was given powdered medicine and calortusin syrup containing paracetamol, dexamethorpan hbr, phenylpropanolamine hcl, and chlorphenamine maleate.. The warning box says it should not be given to children under 6 years because it is a type of hard drug. According to the doctor is it safe or not if I give the syrup to my baby?
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Fever, cough, and runny nose are one of the most common complaints in infants and children. This age group is more susceptible to this complaint given their weak immune system. The most common cause is a respiratory tract infection. Although it is possible that these complaints arise due to infection in other organ systems, they have prodromal symptoms resembling flu (flu-like syndrome).
Infections that cause fever, cough, and runny nose in children can be caused by viruses or bacteria. If the cause is a virus, then the child's body needs to fight it with optimal immune system so that the virus can be eradicated properly. However, if the cause is bacteria, then antibiotics can be recommended.
The administration of other drugs to infants is ONLY safe if it is done with a prescription and under the supervision of a doctor. Therefore, our question is, has your child been examined by a doctor at the clinic? If not, you should re-examine your child to a pediatrician for a second opinion. There are several types of drugs whose use is strictly limited to children under 2 years of age because of their potential to cause dangerous side effects. However, some types of these drugs in special conditions can be given if there is a medical indication that requires it.
For now, you should first do the following tips:
Give your child breast milk as needed. Give your child also healthy and nutritious solid foods (contain lots of vitamin C) Keep your child away from allergens, such as cold, dust mites, animal dander, pollen, compress the baby's neck, armpits, or groin to reduce fever Give medicine paracetamol according to the doctor's recommended dose when the fever is dry. Dry the baby in the morning sun (before 9 o'clock) to liquefy the phlegm Hope this helps.
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah