Dry Cough In A 7 Month Baby?
, my child has been coughing dry for a week, the cough is not often it’s just that when he was sleeping the cough appeared so that it disrupted his sleep time Please answer Dok.Thank you
Thank you for the question.
Dry cough, especially during sleep, in infants is most often caused by allergies or irritations in the airways, for example due to exposure to cold temperatures, dry air, or the presence of dust mites around his bed. In more severe cases, not just coughing, allergies and irritations can also make your baby runny nose, sneezing, shortness of breath, or experience many other complaints.
Aside from allergies or irritation of the airways, a dry cough as your baby may have caused a viral infection, bacterial infection, habitual yelling or excessive crying, acid reflux to the throat, asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, aspiration of foreign bodies into the airways, and many other possibilities.
Provided that this condition does not appear very often, or to make your baby fever, tightness, vomiting, difficulty breastfeeding, and inhibited its activity, often this condition does not have to always be treated with medication. The following steps you can do first so that your baby's condition improves:
Give him more milk and warm water
Also give him a variety of nutritious foods, complete with fruits rich in vitamin C
Don't give children food and drinks cold, deprived, and oily
Keep the environment around the child is not too cold, not dry, maintained cleanliness and air circulation
Avoid using cotton mattresses and pillows
Change sprey and curtain periodically
Avoid babies from substances that might make their airways allergic or irritated, as mentioned above
Dry baby in the morning between 7 and 9, so that the phlegm in his throat melts and is no longer over-produced
Do not carelessly give children medicine
If there are people around children who cough a long time, keep it away from children
Keep baby from cigarettes and smoke
However, if within 1 week the condition still does not improve, or other complaints appear more severe as we have mentioned above, we recommend that you check your baby directly to the doctor or pediatrician so that he can be given further treatment.
I hope this helps.