Coughing On A Baby That Never Heals?
my child aged 2 months walking, he coughed trusses, more or less 1 month, had vomited blood when given medicine, I checked, and he also said he was suffering from severe pneumonia, now it has been more than a week for outpatient treatment but the cough is still there, such as dry cough, sometimes phlegm, sometimes there is the sound if breathing, what should I do? I want my child to recover quickly, please help ..
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First of all, I want to confirm beforehand, whether the symptoms are now better than before? Do you exercise control back to the pediatrician after finishing treatment? Are there other symptoms besides coughing?
Basically, if your child only has a cough, not accompanied by other symptoms (such as no longer having a fever, not experiencing shortness of breath, the child still looks active and not limp, drinking good milk, good weight gain), then actually there is no you need to worry about. Chances are your child just has a cough after a viral infection. After the occurrence of respiratory tract infections, cough can indeed persist for several weeks to several months after infection. This does not indicate that your child is still experiencing respiratory infections.
Even so, make sure you continue to control your pediatrician in accordance with the recommendations given by your pediatrician. If you feel your child is experiencing shortness of breath (breathing becomes very fast, the skin and lips look pale or bluish, the nasal lobe and the muscles between the ribs look drawn inside when breathing), immediately take the child to the hospital.
Some other things you can do are provide enough milk for the child, allow the child to sleep and get enough rest, give medicines based on your pediatrician's recommendations only (do not give drugs yourself to children 2 months), and you can also put a moisturizer air (humidifier) in a child's bedroom to help moisturize his respiratory tract so it doesn't dry out and isn't easily irritated.
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