How To Deal With Dry Cough In Infants Aged 2 Months?
Hello. My child is 2 months 22 days old. Born prematurely at 33 weeks. Currently a dry cough is a bit annoying because usually the baby wakes up because of the cough. What is the solution? Thank you
Thank you for the question.
Babies born prematurely, often have weak immune system which makes it easier to experience infections, including respiratory infections, compared to babies born at term. This respiratory infection is one of the most common triggers for coughing in infants. Not only that, cough can also occur in infants due to other triggers, for example allergies (including milk allergies), exposure to dry air or smoke, acid reflux to the throat, foreign body aspiration, bronchitis, asthma, pneumonia, and so on.
As a result of this cough, of course the baby will become difficult to sleep and more fussy so that makes parents more worried. When in fact, if this cough occurs only in a short time, without accompanied by fever or shortness of breath, often this condition is not dangerous. Try to overcome your baby's complaints first with the following steps:
Give your baby breast milk more often Do not give baby extra milk, or other foods and drinks besides breast milk before the age of 6 months, without a doctor's recommendation After breastfeeding, burp the baby properly Keep the environment around the baby so that it is always clean, keep the humidity of the air, and away from people who have infectious respiratory infections Don't use excessive air conditioning and fans near babies Use air humidifiers to keep the air moist Avoid the use of cotton-based sleeping mats for babies Vacuum furniture and replace sheets and curtains in your home regularly Do not carelessly give babies cough medicines without doctor's advice If your baby has a cough that has been happening for a long time (more than 3 days), or is accompanied by fever, spasms, and other severe complaints, we recommend that you go directly to your baby's doctor or doctor's doctor. Through physical examination, X-rays, laboratory tests, or other support, often the best solution can be determined.
Hope this helps ...