Phlegm Cough Medicine That Is Safe For Babies Aged 5 Months?
Good morning, I want to ask my 5-month-old child with BB 6 kg and currently coughing up phlegm. What is a safe cough medicine for a 5 month old baby? It started coughing about 3 days ago but still rarely coughs and only last night the cough became more frequent. I feel sorry for my child so he can’t sleep well. Explanation please. thank you
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Coughing is the body's response to the process of inflammation, infection, or the entry of foreign objects into the respiratory tract. In patients with cough complaints, it is necessary to know the complaints that accompany coughing, such as fever, colds, joint pain, spasms, stomach aches, headaches or complaints on the skin. Knowing the accompanying complaints, especially in children, can help the doctor to do a physical examination and determine the cause of this complaint.
Some of the conditions below can cause cough complaints, especially in infants or children, such as:
1. strep throat
2. lung infection
4. the entry of foreign objects in the respiratory tract
5. viral infections such as measles or chicken pox
In connection with your question, if your child feels a mild cough complaint and on day 3 the cough complaint increases, then the possibility of early treatment since the first day of the appearance of the cough complaint is less than optimal, this will eventually lead to an increase in cough complaints that your child feels.
In infants or children, complaints of coughing are often triggered by several conditions, such as your baby getting sick from other family members, cigarette smoke in the home environment, allergies or it can also be due to strep throat.
In pediatric patients, especially infants, if the complaints of coughing persist after 2 or 3 days, then it is advisable to do a consultation and examination directly to the family doctor or to your child's specialist as described above.
With a direct examination, the doctor can determine the cause of cough complaints and provide treatment in accordance with the clinical condition of the child's mother. Therefore, I cannot give treatment recommendations without conducting a direct examination on the patient. This is to prevent the risk of side effects of drugs or for safety in taking medication.
For the time being, you should continue to maintain the need for breast milk intake for your child and avoid exposure to cigarette smoke around your child.
Thus the info we can convey.