A 7 Month Old Baby Coughs Up A Runny Nose With Green Mucus?
, my baby is 7 months old .. r nThis week he’s been coughing a cold .. And I’ve seen the doctor .. His cold is green mucus gt .. r nI am afraid of my child why .. r nIs pneumonia always marked with a cold cough? r nPlease answer !! Thank you
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Pneumonia or pneumonia in children is a disease caused by many disease-causing agents, such as bacteria, fungi, and various viruses, including the flu virus. This is because the child's immune system is still weak and not yet fully formed so that infection is easier to occur and develop in the lungs.
Among the symptoms of pneumonia in children are fever, cough, nasal congestion, vomiting, wheezing, rapid breathing, no appetite, chills and crying or fussiness. Meanwhile, the risk factors for this disease are:
Not getting immunized
Not getting breast milk
Children with HIV
In your child's case, the green slimy runny nose can actually be caused by a bacterial infection of the upper respiratory tract, and is not a sign that specifically describes pneumonia. Pneumonia in babies is more often characterized by breathing that is faster than normal. Even so, our advice is that you still have to take him back to the pediatrician for evaluation if his condition still does not improve, or immediately take him to the nearest hospital emergency room if he has a very high fever or above 39 degrees Celsius, seizures, or is weak and unresponsive.
Meanwhile, keep giving the medicine prescribed by the doctor as directed, if you have a fever, measure the fever using a thermometer or temperature measuring device every 6 hours a day, and adequate fluid and nutritional needs. We wish your child a speedy recovery.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa