Coughing Accompanied By Wheezing At Night In Children 16 Months?
Previously I would like to apologize if I have to ask and be grateful if my question is answered. I have a 16-month-old child. now it has been 3 days if during the daytime only occasionally cough but at night the cough becomes worse, when coughing he seems to be in pain and sometimes want to vomit (when coughing). And even when he was sleeping his breath sounded wheezing. But he did not have a fever, his voice was also normal and the breath count was not frequent. When he was cheerful in the afternoon, his cough only appeared occasionally. What happened to my child? I was very worried.
Thank you for the question.
Coughing that appears mainly at night and is accompanied by wheezing in infants, if you have repeated it often, you should not let stand. Worried, these coughs indicate an inflammation of the airway that is quite serious, for example due to asthma, bronchhiolitis, bronchitis, bronchhopneumonia, and so on. Although it can also actually be a mild cough, for example due to ARI (acute respiratory infection) or normal allergies, but checking your baby early seems safer for him, so that dangerous conditions can be detected earlier. In some cases, it can also cough and other complaints such as those that your baby experiences due to foreign body aspiration, gastric acid reflux, milk allergies, and excessive dry air exposure. At the doctor or pediatrician, your baby can later be examined in a more comprehensive physical condition, namely by using a stethoscope while also assisted with X-ray examination or blood tests if needed. In this way, of course the doctor can give your baby the best management according to the cause of the complaint.
As an initial treatment to relieve coughing, wheezing, and nausea, you can first do the following steps:
Give your baby more milk and warm water Give him also a variety of foods that are warm, easy to swallow, and balanced nutritional value In between meals, give him a variety of fruits that are rich in vitamin C. Limit giving babies cold and oily foods Let your baby rest more Position the baby's head and chest higher to prevent choking when the baby vomits Don't use excessive air conditioning and fans near the baby Keep the environment around the baby always clean, free of cigarette smoke, and free also from other people suffering from infectious respiratory infections. May help yes..