Giving Cough Medicine To Babies Aged 8 Months?

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1 Answer:

Hi Ujabmahrus,

Thank you for asking

Coughs in infants aged 8 months often occur due to allergies (for example due to cold or dust mites), irritation (for example due to exposure to smoke or excessive consumption of oily foods), or infections of the respiratory tract (for example due to viruses or bacteria that are contagious from people with infections other airway). A cough that is quite frequent and excessive can cause increased pressure in the abdominal cavity, thus causing vomiting. It could also, this vomiting occurs due to accumulation of excess phlegm around the throat that triggers the gag reflex. In addition, vomiting can also occur due to increased gastric acid, gastroenteritis (digestive infections), food poisoning, intolerance, malabsorption, other viral or bacterial infections, and various other causes.

If the cough does not appear accompanied by fever, shortness of breath, wheezing, and other severe complaints, often this condition is not dangerous. The condition of your baby who is recovering from illness, so that his immune system is still weak, can indeed make it easier to experience respiratory disorders that cause coughing. This cough often improves on its own without special handling.

The medicine you mentioned has active ingredients of paracetamol, glyceryl guaicolat, chlorpheniramine maleate, and oleum anise. When judging from the womb, this drug is not included in the class of over-the-counter medicines. Therefore, its use, especially in infants under 1 year of age, is not appropriate for you to do it independently without a doctor's examination.

It's best if you don't rush to give your baby the medicine. Do some natural treatments first as follows:

Give your baby the medicine that doctors usually give after being treated regularly as the doctor advises
Do not carelessly give other medicines to babies without a doctor's prescription
Give your baby plenty of warm water to drink
Also give your baby enough milk, and easy-to-digest solids
Do not make it a habit of eating snacks at random
Reduce the taking of food that is useless (for example crackers) and contains artificial sweeteners
Feed babies regularly, small but often, not too late
Keep baby from excessive exposure to cold, dust, smoke, pollution, and other respiratory irritants

If the steps above have not succeeded in relieving your baby's cough, do not hesitate to have your baby consulted directly to a doctor or pediatrician.

I hope this helps.

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