Cough Almost 2 Weeks In Infants Aged 2 Months?
my 2 month old child has been coughing for almost 2 weeks, at that time I had brought it to the doctor but was not given medicine, I was worried because the cough did not heal, my child coughed up phlegm
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Most cases of cough in infants do not need medication. This cough often arises due to allergies, for example when many babies come into contact with dust mites, excessive cold temperatures, pollen, animal hair, or other allergens. It could also, in addition to allergies, coughing arises due to other reasons, such as airway irritation, viral infections, bacterial infections, aspirations (the introduction of foreign substances other than air into the airways), or also gastric acid reflux. With proper natural treatment, often, these conditions can heal by themselves.
As long as your baby shows no signs of danger, such as fever, shortness of breath, vomiting, etc., you don't need to panic excessively. Try to overcome your baby's cough with the following efforts:
Increase your baby's milk ASI
If you are expressing your milk, don't give your baby cold milk, warm it up first
Avoid babies from contact with allergens (as mentioned above)
Wash the baby with warm water, apply baby's special heating oil on the baby's body, dry the baby in the warm sunshine of the morning before 9
Do not carelessly give cough medicine to babies
If there are people around the baby who are experiencing an airway infection, keep it away so as not to come in close contact with the baby
Keep the baby also from cigarettes and smoke
However, if the cough still does not improve with the above efforts, or if other signs of danger appear as mentioned above, you should check your baby directly to the doctor or pediatrician to be treated further yes ..
I hope this helps.