Coughing In Newborns Until Nausea Like Wanting To Vomit?
Afternoon. R nI want to ask, I just have a child, my child is only 14 days old, just last night my child coughed and then wanted to vomit, couldn’t breathe like it was choked up, why isn’t that right? r nThank you
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Coughing in babies is not always dangerous. This cough can cause the baby to experience nausea such as wanting to vomit due to the gag reflexes that are not optimal. This sensation like vomiting usually occurs due to phlegm that builds up in the throat and tries to be expelled by the body.
In general, you need to be vigilant if the cough that your baby experiences appears accompanied by the following danger signs:
Shortness of breath, characterized by nasal lobe breathing or visible retraction (traction) of the chest, neck and abdomen muscles when breathing Rapid breathing (more than 40 times per minute) Pale or bluish baby There are additional breath sounds, such as wheezing or snoring Vomiting (not spit up) Fever more than 3 days Babies look weak, sleep a lot, are lazy to suckle, etc. Are there any of the above danger signs that your baby is experiencing?
If there is, we recommend that you consult your baby IMMEDIATELY to the doctor or pediatrician. It is feared, his condition reflects a serious condition, for example pneumonia (inflammation of the lung parenchyma), bronchitis, bronchitis, asthma, allergies, heart problems, infection or inflammation of other respiratory tracts, and so on.
However, if no danger signs are found as mentioned above, you can be a little relieved and do the following steps as initial treatment:
Give your baby ONLY breast milk (up to 6 months old) As much as possible, breastfeed him directly, do not use pacifiers Avoid breastfeeding babies while lying down Give your baby every suckle Avoid babies from other people around him who are experiencing respiratory tract infections around the baby Make sure the environment around the baby is always clean, not dusty, not smoky, not too cold Keep the baby from cigarettes and the smoke Dry the baby in the morning sun before 9 o'clock to thin the mucus in the respiratory tract Wash the baby with warm water Do not carelessly give medicine to baby With the above treatment, your baby's complaints should improve within 1 to 3 days. However, if you find that complaints do not improve, or even appear other danger signs as mentioned above, you should consult your child directly to the doctor or a pediatrician.
I hope this helps.