Baby Coughing Up Phlegm
Doc I want to ask my child is coughing up phlegm with conditions that are rife corona I am worried about going to the doctor. The condition is now coughing up phlegm, sometimes sleeping there is a sound grok2. Now it’s been around 4 days. My child weighs 10 kg at the age of 16 months. If you drink mucopect ambroxol syrup hcl 7.5 mg / ml. Is that the measure, bro? My child has no drug allergy. I used to give medicine to use drops per ml. Thank you in advance.
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I understand the concern of the mother, coughing up phlegm in children occurs when the respiratory tract of the Little One becomes irritated, resulting in mucus or phlegm. which can be caused by viruses and bacteria. Some examples of infectious diseases that can attack the baby's respiratory tract are whooping cough, cough croup, bronchiolitis, and pneumonia. In addition to infections, cough with phlegm in infants can also be caused by several conditions, such as asthma, allergies, irritation of the airways, increased gastric acid, exposure to pollution such as cigarette smoke, or from swallowing certain objects.
If the phlegm is too thick and difficult to remove, it will potentially inhibit breathing, as a result breathing becomes shortness of breath, coughing will not stop, even when breathing is accompanied by an unusual sound (snoring or the sound of a frog). but the best way is to expel phlegm naturally and it's safer for your baby. There are several things you can do to overcome your baby's sputum coughing:
Drink a lot, you can give it or any other liquid, including water, fruit juice, soup, etc. according to his age
Warm the baby's body, especially the chest area by inviting him to bask in the morning sun
Apply special balm or eucalyptus oil to the baby's chest and around the neck
Provide a basin of warm water then give a few drops of eucalyptus oil and place it near the baby so that the steam is inhaled (steam his face)
For babies over the age of 6 months, you can provide a hearty and fruity extra food. For example, by providing warm broth.
So that your little one is more comfortable when sleeping, set the pillow height a little higher.
for drug administration I do not recommend without a doctor's advice first, because they have to do a direct examination by a doctor to treat according to the cause. but I understand because this pandemic is postponed treatment first if it's not an emergency, but if your child doesn't get better or the child gets more fussy, high fever and shortness of breath you can take it to the nearest doctor with a distance and use a mask, and wash hands when you go home you can change clothes and directly bathe your child can be bathed in warm water it also helps the airways especially if you can drop essential oils that relieve coughs and colds that are sold freely, put the clothes used earlier directly to the laundry.
the drug that you call contains Ambroxol, which is a type of drug that belongs to the mucolytic group, which is a drug that works to thin phlegm. Each 1ml of drops for oral use contains: 7.5 mg of ambroxol hydrochloric. for a dose of children under 2 years given 7.5 mg or equal to 1 ml, but in your child can be given 0.5 ml per 12 hours (2x daily). but you should first consult with your doctor sometimes the dose can be increased to the threshold according to severity. although this drug can be purchased freely it should be taken by a doctor's supervision.
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