Cough And Cold Phlegm Accompanied By Vomiting In Babies?
my son is 6 months old, he has a fever, coughs a runny nose and his cough is coughing up phlegm, sometimes he vomits and there is mucus in his vomit… 2 days ago I went to the doctor but now my child keeps defecating, this afternoon I just defecated it’s been 4x and the cough and cold hasn’t healed yet.. is the defecation effect normal? so what about the cough and cold? What should I do because I feel bad when I cough while crying..
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Symptoms of cough, runny nose, and fever in infants usually occur due to an infection in the respiratory tract caused by allergies / viruses and can heal by itself. In some cases, it can also occur due to bacteria which is characterized by green or yellowish mucus and the treatment will usually be supplemented with antibiotics.
In addition to respiratory infections, cough in babies can also be caused by:
Pneumonia Croup Bronchiolitis Asthma
We do not know for sure what drugs your pediatrician will give your child, which is clear that each drug has its own side effects. And if your child actually has diarrhea or has frequent bowel movements after taking the medicine, it is a sign that the medicine given is not suitable and must be replaced.
So our advice to you is that you take your child again to a Pediatrician with the medication that was given yesterday. Your doctor will examine your child and check whether the frequent bowel movements that occur in your child are due to side effects of the drug or other conditions that happen to occur together. Meanwhile, what you can do with your child at home to reduce the symptoms are:
Position the child's head higher Give drops of salt water Breathe moist air
You can read more about the methods mentioned above by clicking the following link to our article on Overcoming Cough in Babies and Toddlers. Hope your child gets well soon.
So, hopefully useful.
dr. Amadeo D Basfiansa