Cough In Infants Aged 3 Weeks?

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, my second child is just born and is currently 23 days (3 weeks). Some say that it is less likely that a baby under 4 months of age will have a cough. because almost every person at home is coughing, and is it dangerous if a 3-week-old baby has a cough and runny nose?

1 Answer:

Hi Endah,


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Coughing is a normal human body's response that functions to expel small particles that enter the airways or germs (bacteria, viruses, fungi), or is a marker of certain diseases.


Therefore, coughing on your baby can not be ascertained is a certain disease, it can only be in the form of exposure to dust, sawdust, cat fur, etc. However, it is true that if other people who live in the same house are affected by a cold cough, the chances of your baby getting infected are also greater, because the body's defense system in infants aged 3 weeks is still very weak. On the other hand, transmission of viruses and bacteria in the airways is generally transmitted through the air, and there is no minimum age limit for contracting the disease.


Some things you should do:

Keep the baby away from people who are sick
Using a mask, sneezing and coughing by covering the mouth and nose using the inside of the arm, the inside of clothes, tissue, or by hand (and washing hands immediately afterwards)
Continue to routinely breastfeed babies
Do not give certain medicines, such as cough medicines, or cold medications without a doctor's recommendation or advice, because they can have dangerous side effects on the baby.

If your baby's condition does not improve for several days, or is accompanied by a fever, is lazy to drink breast milk, tends to be limp, consult a pediatrician, so that an examination can be done to ascertain your child's condition, and if appropriate treatment is needed.


So, hopefully you can help.

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