How To Keep A 13-month-old Child Eating Again During Cough And Flu?
Afternoon .. I have a nephew who is 13 months old, he doesn’t want to eat Since coughing struck, I don’t want to eat anything at all … Why is that? don’t want to come out, sorry if I sleep like I wake up because of the cough. Please ask for information and a solution.
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Coughing is the body's response to the process of inflammation or foreign objects in the respiratory tract. With a cough, then all things that interfere with the airways or inflammation processes that occur in the airways, it is expected that mucus or debris can be removed directly from the airway, so that the airway is more comfortable and does not interfere anymore.
Due to the inflammation process of the airways, sometimes patients feel complaints of swallowing pain so that appetite decreases and can eventually cause stomach disorders, such as nausea, bloating or vomiting. In addition, flu complaints or disorders of the nose can cause unpleasant food odors that can not be felt by the patient, causing his appetite to also decrease.
Some of the conditions below can cause complaints of coughing and decreased appetite, such as:
1. sore throat
2. commond cold or flu
3. lung infection
4. allergic, thus causing coughs and flu
In connection with your question, the presence of complaints of cough and flu experienced by your niece, can cause appetite disorders and decreased appetite; this happens because of complaints of swallowing pain and also decreased appetite due to nasal congestion. Therefore, if this complaint has been running for several days and starts to interfere (such as restless sleep, weight loss, or fuss), it is better to have an examination and consultation directly with a family doctor or pediatrician. Thus, the doctor can conduct a direct examination and plan the care and treatment needed.
For treatment at home, it is better if there are family members who are sick, immediately also consulted a doctor, in addition, you can provide eucalyptus oil that is comfortable for the skin, so that helps breathing. Give also the intake of healthy nutrition and water and milk / milk that is optimal to help recovery.
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