Grok-grok Breath Accompanied By Coughing And Difficulty Breathing In Infants?
At night, my child since baby ngrok “maybe this is a natural condition for babies because the respiratory tract is not yet perfect or the mucus that covers the respiratory tract, now my child at 68 days old I see getting worse and even makes breathing difficult and coughing even the sound is almost gone, This cough has only happened 2 days and looks very severe, I went to the doctrine of child specialists, and the doctrine only said, (this is full of milk,) when the doctrine checks the baby’s mouth, and said again (if you breastfeed a baby, don’t lie down, you should sit down ) So in conclusion my child is sick, huh? Is it very dangerous? Because even now it looks really bad even though the baby’s sleep is getting good, but it sounds hard and coughs like there is very much phlegm in the throat,
Hello Alika Naila Letsoin's Mama,
Infants <1 year of age have a faster breathing rate than adults, which is between 40-60 times per minute. Small infants <6 months of age can only breathe through the nose. The size of a baby's nostrils is smaller than an adult and a blockage such as dry mucus or dried milk can cause sounds like whistling / wheezing / whistling while the baby is breathing. The production of mucus from the baby's airway cells is also more than that of the adult which results in the baby's breathing sound being more heard. Generally complaints of noisy baby breath sounds can be reduced after the age of the baby> 6 months.
Infants have not been able to expel the snot out like an adult, so that any mucus and fluid in the nose will flow back into the nasopharyngeal cavity and oropharynx (larynx) which then causes sounds like gargling. Remaining milk that has not been swallowed completely can also cause the sound of the gurgle. Mucus / mucus in the larger airways such as the trachea and bronchi can produce a smoother and sounds like gurgles from the chest cavity. Excessive mucosa in the alveoli (lung air sac) that occurs for example in pneumonia will produce abnormal breath sounds that are heard on examination using a stethoscope.
There is a congenital abnormality that can cause abnormal breathing sounds in infants, namely laryngo-tracheomalacia. In the tracheomalacia the airway of the trachea which is supposed to be collapsed patent. Generally babies with tracheomalacia can also suffer from other disorders such as heart problems and developmental disorders. Symptoms can be observed especially from 1-2 months of age. Symptoms that can occur include noisy breathing can be reduced when the baby is in a certain position, breathing sounds increasingly clear when crying / cold air / sucking, stridor (high pitched) breath sounds, high pitched coughing (high pitched shrill). If from a physical examination the doctor suspects this abnormality, the doctor will usually request a supporting examination such as chest x-ray, CT-scan, fluoroscopy of the airways, or bronchoscopy. Tracheomalacia symptoms can generally experience improvement when the child is> 12-18 months.
The thing to watch out for is if a child experiences the following:
Respiration rate> 60 times per minute Nasal flares (nasal lobes appear to be deflated when breathing) Grunting (attempt to expel air / on expiration) Pull the chest wall when the baby is breathing Irregular breathing and stop breathing> 10 seconds Cyanosis (baby appears bluish on the lips, fingertips) You can record when the baby makes abnormal breath sounds using a cellphone and show it to the doctor when examining your baby. The doctor also needs to adjust to a direct physical examination of your baby to determine whether there is a disease that causes abnormal breathing sounds.
To reduce noise in your baby you can do the following:
Not immediately lay the baby after drinking milk. Hold the child in an upright position (support the baby's neck properly) until the child spit up / belch. Do not swadd the baby too tightly Avoid the baby from exposure to cigarette smoke and air pollution Clean the baby's nose if it appears dry snot or nasal discharge Keeping the humidity of the room air. That's my explanation, hopefully useful.