How To Deal With Coughs In Babies Less Than 6 Months Old?
Mlm mw ask my child aged 3 months 1/2 lg my cough is the doctor and the cough medicine is safe, why is it for me
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At the age of less than 6 months, ideally babies still get breast milk exclusively without any additional food, drink, or medicine. However, in some conditions, it is possible to administer drugs if the benefits are far greater than the possible risks. Of course, administering this drug is only safe if it is prescribed directly by a doctor, that is, taking into account the safety of the baby.
Cough in babies, the most common cause is allergies. In addition, coughing can also occur due to viral infections, bacterial infections, choking, heart problems, or various other factors. Coping with coughs in babies should be done after the doctor performs a direct physical examination to identify the cause of the cough.
If based on the results of the doctor's examination, you feel the need to give your baby medicine, the doctor will certainly give his best for the recovery of your baby. There are several types of cough medicines that are safe for consumption by 3 month old babies, but some are not. Certainly a competent doctor will wisely consider this. Therefore, you should consult directly with the doctor who examines your child.
Some natural steps you can also take to relieve coughs in babies are:
Give babies exclusive breastfeeding Avoid breastfeeding through a pacifier to prevent choking burp the baby after each feed Keep the baby away from cold, smoke, dust, cigarettes, and other irritants and allergens Keep babies away from adults who are coughing colds Dry the baby in the morning sun so that the sputum melts away Hope it helps.
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah