How Is The Cough And Flu Solution Accompanied By Vomiting In Infants Under 6 Months?
Afternoons, my child is gibran 5 months, is coughing, dy is not fussy and his sleep is also sound, but suddenly coughing that sometimes vomits, spits phlegm, it has been absent for more than a week, and now suddenly his nose is running out of clear nose, Is that the way to sputum out? Or is it a cold accompanied by a cough? Do I need to go to the pediatrician or is there a way of therapy at home? Because by chance he is still breast milk.
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Coughing is a body reflex when the respiratory tract is attacked by a foreign object. Cough has a function that is beneficial to the body, especially the respiratory system, because in the presence of coughing, foreign objects that enter the respiratory tract can be removed. Likewise with the mucus or fluid in the respiratory tract, if allowed to accumulate and obstruct the airway, therefore coughing is useful for pushing the fluid / mucus trapped in the airways. However, although coughing has a good function for the body, there are times when cough becomes an opponent that must be removed from the body.
Some of the causes of coughing can be caused by:
The presence of foreign objects that enter the airway Viral infections such as colds / colds Coughing infections such as bronchitis, pneumonia, tuberculosis Asthma Allergy In infants or toddlers, when coughing is often accompanied by periods of vomiting. This is natural because the baby's cough reflex is not perfect so that vomiting is useful to help eliminate and expel foreign objects in the respiratory tract. Foreign matter can be in the form of liquid or secretions produced from the respiratory tract or small particles that interfere. While clear discharge from the nose can also be caused due to a viral infection that attacks your baby's respiratory tract.
ARI / upper respiratory tract infections are several types of infections that can occur in the upper respiratory tract, such as colds / cold coughs, pharyngitis, laryngitis to bronchitis. Often the cause of this infection is a virus and is easily transmitted, especially in infants / young children whose immunity is not as strong as adults. ARI can generally heal by itself along with an increase in endurance, so it does not require special treatment unless there are more severe symptoms. ARI requires special attention and treatment if there are known symptoms such as shortness of breath which is characterized by rapid and shallow breathing, fever of more than 40 degrees Celsius, convulsions, continuous vomiting, the child does not want to eat and drink, severe dehydration, to decreased consciousness. If there are symptoms, don't hesitate to take your child to the nearest health service.
Continue breastfeeding. Breast milk is an important food for babies aged 0 to 6 months. Breast milk contains complete nutrition according to what the baby needs and is easily digested by the baby's digestion. Breast milk contains antibodies that function as the immunity of the baby's body, so that the baby's body has protection from infectious diseases. Based on research many agree that babies who get exclusive breastfeeding tend to have better endurance than those who do not get formula milk.
Here are some things you can do at home to treat a cold cough child, including:
Stay calm and patient Give the child a sense of comfort by holding and hugging Give nasal drops to help open the airway in the nose when clogged Apply ointment that is safe for babies to warm and help smooth breathing Elevate baby's head while sleeping Adjust the humidity in the room with a humidifier if necessary Avoid the baby / children of other people suffering from infections and recommend the use of a mask Wash hands before handling the baby Keep giving ASI as often as possible and provide food according to age Keep in mind that babies often experience ARI due to contracting people around them, therefore it is also worth noting to reduce transmission rate. ARI can heal by itself with increasing one's immunity. Don't worry, just continue giving formula milk and breastfeed according to his age. Medicines to reduce the symptoms of cough and runny nose are actually not recommended, but you should consult further with your pediatrician regarding the use of these drugs. If the baby vomits food or medicine, parents do not panic first. Slowly give a replacement fluid so that the child does not dehydrate. Keep giving ASI little by little using a spoon or bottle of milk. Also watch out for signs of dehydration, which can be assessed from:
crown of children and sunken eyes fussy limp children do not want to eat and drink tears come out a little dry lips skin elasticity / turgor decreases Until decreased consciousness.
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