Coughing Up Phlegm On A 1 Month Old Baby?
my child aged 1 month over he has coughing up phlegm has 2 weeks how do I deal with it?
Thank you for the question.
Coughing up phlegm on the baby, if it does not make him fever, shortness of breath, wheezing, vomiting, swollen lymph nodes, weight gain is difficult to rise, fussy, and difficult to sleep, often not dangerous. Mild coughs like this often arise due to inflammation in the airways, for example due to exposure to dry air, cold temperatures, and other substances.
However, if this cough does not heal for a long time (more than 2 weeks), or appears accompanied by other complaints as mentioned above, then you should be more vigilant. It could be, coughing occurs due to allergies, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, acid reflux, impaired immunity, foreign body aspiration, to dangerous viral or bacterial infections and deserves immediate treatment.
Therefore, you try to check your baby directly to the doctor or pediatrician, yes. If necessary, the doctor can recommend that your baby be tested for blood or undergo an x-ray examination so that treatment can be given on target.
As an independent treatment at home, you can do:
Give exclusive breastfed babies as often as possible, do not add any food or drink yet
After every suckling, burp her well
Routinely dry your baby in the morning sun before 9 o'clock so that the sputum is thin
Keep baby from a fan or air conditioner that is too cold
Keep him also from dry air, smoke, pollution, animal hair, and other substances that might make the airway inflamed
If you express milk, don't give it cold milk
Use a humidifier and air purifier whenever possible
Do not carelessly give babies drugs without a doctor's prescription
Hope this helps ...