Cough More Than 2 Weeks
Doc I want to ask, my child is 14 months old coughing already more than 2 weeks after seeing a doctor and X-ray the results of a lung infection and then taking antibiotics for one week, now antibiotics have been cleared but now there are still coughs, although not often coughing usually if you sleep, you like to cough, mhon, the explanation is doc 🙏
Thank you for the question.
Pulmonary infection (pneumonia) is indeed one of the causes of old cough that is often experienced by babies. This condition occurs when the lung parenchyma is infected, it can be due to bacteria, viruses, or other microorganisms. Foreign body aspiration into the lungs can also cause pneumonia. In addition to coughing, pneumonia can also make the baby experience shortness of breath, fever, chills, excessive sweating, nausea, vomiting, difficulty eating, weakness, and also growth disorders.
The condition of your baby that has not improved after undergoing doctor's treatment may indicate that the treatment is not optimal. Other complications, such as asthma, acid reflux, allergies, heart problems, immune disorders, pharyngitis, rhinosinusitis, laryngitis, bronchitis, etc. can also worsen this cough.
In order to be given the best treatment, you can check your baby again to the doctor or pediatrician. In this way, the doctor can certainly provide more optimal treatment, including re-X-ray examination, blood tests, throat swab tests, and other support as needed.
Meanwhile, for the cough to improve, as a parent you can do too:
Breastfeed babies more often
Give him also plenty of warm water, and MPASI which is rich in calories and protein
Don't give baby food and drinks cold, greasy, artificial sweets
Don't use the air conditioner and the fan is too cold around the baby
Use a humidifier when possible
Keep the environment around the baby clean, protected from allergens and respiratory irritants, such as cigarettes, dust, smoke, pollution, animal hair, mites, and so on
Complete your baby's immunization schedule
Hope this helps ...