Is It Natural For A 1 Month Old Baby Born Prematurely To Cough And Sneeze?
..sya you asked my baby to be premature when he was more than a month ago when he was 16 days old, my question is normal if he sometimes coughs and sneezes?
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Basically coughing and sneezing in infants can occur due to many possibilities, including:
ambient air that is too cold and dry irritants in the baby's airways (eg cigarette smoke, air pollution, dust, pungent odors, etc.) infections of the airways (can be mild to dangerous infections) Acid reflux Basically if you see your child coughing and sneezing all the time (all day), the child looks weak, the drinking is not good, the child has a fever, you see the child experiencing shortness of breath, you see the child's lips look pale or blue, you MUST IMMEDIATELY bring your child to the pediatrician for further evaluation. The existence of respiratory tract infections in newborns (though only mild infections), has the potential to become a severe infection because the baby's immune system is still very weak (especially if your baby is premature). Therefore, if you see one of the signs mentioned above, you must immediately take the child to the pediatrician and should not delay.
If coughing and sneezing only occur occasionally, the child also looks healthy, suckles strongly, then the child may only experience a dry nose or throat, or there are certain substances around the child that cause irritation in the respiratory tract. If the child is seen experiencing frequent spit up, then maybe the cough is caused by reflux of stomach acid. In this case you do not need to worry too much, make sure you clean the entire room and your baby's bed so that it is free from dust and animal dander, and do not bring the baby close to people who smoke (including people who have just finished smoking because of the poisons from cigarettes can still stick to the body and hands). Avoid using perfume or fragrance is too strong near the baby, and try to install a humidifier or air humidifier in the baby's bedroom.
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