Causes And Ways To Overcome Hoarseness And Muffled In Infants Aged 5 Months?

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A good afternoon. My child is 5 months old, it’s been 2 days when I cry and laugh, his voice is hoarse and muffled, and there is a cough sometimes, when I sleep my breath sounds grok grok. Please explain and the solution. Thanks.

1 Answer:

Hello Lyna,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

A hoarse baby's voice, like muffled, accompanied by coughing, and wheezing sounds may indicate inflammation of the airways, can be limited to the nasal cavity (rhinitis) and throat (tonsillopharyngitis), but can also occur in deeper airways, for example larynx (laryngitis), bronchus (bronchitis), bronchhiolus (bronchhiolitis), even lung (pneumonia). Triggers for this inflammation can vary, for example due to allergies, exposure to chemical fumes, viral or bacterial infections, aspirations (choking of foreign bodies other than air to the lungs), immune disorders, stomach acid reflux, and so on. In these conditions, often complaints are very disturbing, so that makes the baby become fussy, difficult to sleep, also difficult to suckle. In more severe cases, rapid breathing can even appear, shortness of breath, vomiting, bluing, wheezing, fever, and so on.


Not always your baby's condition is dangerous. As long as there are no severe symptoms (as mentioned above) that your baby is experiencing, and as long as your baby's complaints have only taken 1-3 days, there is often nothing you need to worry about. It could also be, complaints arise purely due to your baby's crying too much and after being exposed to cold temperatures or pollution. Therefore, you should not panic. Try to overcome your baby's condition with the following steps:

Give your baby more milk
Try not to breastfeed with a pacifier, especially while lying down, preferring to feed directly from the breast so the baby is not prone to choking
Avoid babies from crying excessively, such as regularly breastfeeding without the need to wait for him hungry, regularly checking his diaper to keep it dry, sleep him regularly, and condition the environment around the baby to always be comfortable
Bathe your baby with warm water, also use a humidifier in the baby's place of residence if possible, keep the baby from exposure to excessive dry and cold air, wear on baby clothes that are comfortable and able to warm them
Keep baby from cigarette smoke and pollution
Do not carelessly give babies any medicine without a doctor's prescription

However, if the complaint lasts for a long time, or if there are severe complaints as mentioned earlier, you should be more vigilant and have your baby consulted directly to the doctor or pediatrician so that treatment is given accordingly ...


I hope this helps.

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