How To Deal With Slimy Cough In Infants 4 Months?
Good night. My 4-month-old son coughed and vomited frequently. How to overcome and treat makasi
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Basically vomiting indeed often occurs in children who cough because coughing itself can trigger the gag reflex (the gag reflex in children is also more sensitive than in adults). Therefore vomiting that occurs when a child coughs (especially when the cough is loud enough) is quite normal. The more important thing to evaluate is a cough on the child himself.
How long has your child been coughing? Are there other symptoms besides coughing up phlegm, such as fever, shortness of breath, growth disturbance and weight gain? If indeed this cough has been going on for a long time (it has been more than 1 week and it does not improve on its own), you should immediately take your child to the pediatrician. Take your child to the hospital if you find symptoms such as:
shortness of breath (the child breathes fast, breath sounds, nasal lobes deflated during breathing, muscles between the ribs look into when breathing) the child has a high fever there are signs of dehydration in children Some possible causes of cough in children include:
air that is too cold and dry airway infection (viral or bacterial) tuberculosis infection airway irritation (eg due to cigarette smoke, air pollution, etc.) allergic (can be due to allergic to certain substances in the air or milk allergy) reflux of stomach acid etc. Some things you can do for a while:
Give sufficient quantities of breast milk children Put a humidifier in the child's bedroom. Keep the child away from exposure to cigarette smoke and air pollution. Bathe the child in warm water and let the child inhale moisture from the bath. Do not give certain drugs to children before consultation see a doctor first (if your child has a fever you can give a fever medicine such as paracetamol, outside the drug may not)
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