How Long Is A Normal Cough For A Baby?

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I’m Anita, I want to ask a 5-month-old baby, how many days does it normally have a cough? Thank you

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Good morning Anita, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Cough in babies, can be caused by various diseases. Among the diseases are pneumonia, whooping cough, croup, bronchiolitis and asthma, which for more detailed information about the disease you can read by clicking on each disease name.

So to find out how many days a cough will occur, it will depend on the type of cough and the underlying disease. And to know this to be more certain and avoid misunderstandings, you should take your child to a pediatrician. Even so, research shows that a baby will experience at least 8 cough phases in the first year of life, because his immune system is still not perfect.

What is clear, if your baby is lazy to drink, refuses to breastfeed, has a high fever, coughs up to vomiting, shortness of breath, looks pale or bluish and has yellow, green or brownish phlegm, immediately take him to the doctor for further examination.

Meanwhile what you can do at home is to give him more milk, and sit him in a steamy room for 15 minutes to further clear his throat. You can also add insight by reading our article by clicking on the following link about Overcoming Cough in Babies and Observing Causes of Cough in Babies. I hope you and your family are always healthy.

That's all, hope it helps.

dr. Amadeo D Basfiansa

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