Coughing Up Phlegm In A 4 Month Baby?
Assalammualaikum ….. I have a 4-month-old child coughing up phlegm – + 2 weeks I have checked with the midwife who has been recorded twice, after each cough syrup decreases but the sputum actually increases. What is the best solution …
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Coughing up phlegm in babies is generally not dangerous. This cough often occurs due to airway inflammation when the baby is exposed to allergens (for example pollen, dust mites, cold temperatures, animal hair, etc.) or excessive dry air. It could also, coughing occurs due to infection of the respiratory tract by viruses or bacteria, choking of foreign bodies other than air into the airways, to the reflux of stomach acid into the throat. As long as the cough appears without other dangerous complaints, for example shortness, vomiting, fever for more than 3 days, the child's weight is difficult to rise, pale bluish, and so on, this condition you should not need to worry about.
The question now, besides coughing, are there any other complaints your baby has?
If any of the danger signs above that you observe in your baby, do not hesitate to check it back to the doctor or pediatrician for further examination, yes. In cases like this, in addition to interviews and physical examinations, often doctors will also recommend some further tests, such as laboratory, X-ray, Mantoux test, and so on.
At this time, the initial handling steps as follows you can do:
Give medicine to the baby only according to doctor's advice, do not add any medicine. Feed your baby more often. If you milk your milk, do not give breast milk that the temperature is still cold to the baby. Do not expose the baby to excessive cold temperatures (including from the air conditioner or fan). baby with warm water, then apply baby's special heating oil on his body before dressing, also give him clothes that are made from soft and warm Do not give the baby any food or drink before the age of 6 months Keep the baby from cigarettes, smoke, dust, pollution, and other potential allergens (as mentioned above) Drying the baby in the morning or afternoon sun so that the phlegm is melted and is easier to remove. If there are other people around the baby who are experiencing respiratory infections, protect your baby from contacting people too close (for example by giving a mask to the person when in contact with a baby) Se hope it helps ..