Cough In A 2 Month Old Baby Accompanied By Mucus Vomiting?
Good evening doctor, I want to ask for an explanation. My child is 2 months old when my child coughs he always spits out his mucus by vomiting, is this a natural thing
Hello Mrs. Erni
Coughing in babies is often caused by viruses in the respiratory tract, colds or due to non-infection, for example in asthma conditions. The mucus produced aims to clear the baby's airway. usually coughing in babies is also accompanied by fever, so that the baby becomes fussy due to discomfort.
The easiest way to relieve phlegm in a baby who has a cough is to increase fluid intake, especially if the baby is exclusively breastfed. Parents can also use warm steam to relieve their little one's cough. If you want to provide cough medicine for babies, you should consult your doctor first.
Mothers do not need to worry about the complaints they convey. If the baby spontaneously vomits or spits up to expel mucus, this is still normal because babies in general cannot completely expel their phlegm through coughing responses like adults. to watch out for if:
cough experienced for more than 5 days
the sputum turns green, yellow or brownish
cough accompanied by fever above 38 degrees Celsius
cough with difficulty breathing
the baby coughs up loud to vomit
if one or more of the things above, you should immediately contact your doctor