Remedy For Cough For 100 Days?
Hello, I want to talk and consult. My child is now 7 months and 3 weeks old, when he is about 7 months old, I have a fever, flu and cough, and I have already taken him to the doctor and thank God that he has improved his fever and flu even though with time about 2 weeks, but the cough is still often repeated once in a while when my child goes to play and sleep, sometimes it’s hard sometimes just coughing, and it continues to this day. Now I have not checked it again to the doctor, about what steps should I take and what kind of action? Please help
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We understand the concern you feel. Coughing is a spontaneous reaction of the airways that actually has a protective effect, especially to clean the airway of foreign objects and the airway's response to viral infections and bacterial infections.
Some causes of coughing in infants or children include:
Viral infections that attack the upper respiratory tract (ARI), bronchiolitis, bronchitis, bacterial infections such as tuberculosis and pneumonia Cough due to allergies such as asthma The baby's immune system is not yet fully developed, making it very easy to get infections, especially respiratory infections that are transmitted from the air in the environment around the baby.
Both viral and bacterial infections in the respiratory tract will cause an increase in mucus channeled by the breath. Mucus is what is trying to be removed when coughing in the form of thick or thin. The presence of this mucus raises the natural response of the airways to expel it by giving high pressure in the form of cough.
After healing the infection, it is natural for the body to respond to the remaining inflammation in the form of cough. Coughs that occasionally arise when the baby is playing or sleeping can also be caused by the entry of foreign objects such as dust and other small impurities from the environment that stick to the respiratory tract. Naturally, if this will trigger coughing in infants.
You need to remember again, that the cough is a normal reaction and is protective. You don't need to worry if your child coughs but is still actively playing, wants to eat and drink milk, get enough sleep and is not accompanied by other severe symptoms such as high fever more than 39, shortness of breath which is marked by an increase in breathing frequency of more than 50 x / minute, fussy children, do not want to suckle, etc.
Coughs and colds are generally caused by viral infections whose healing is influenced by the baby's own immune system and by keeping the baby away from exposure to the environment that is vulnerable to infecting. Generally, cough due to a viral infection will heal by itself in approximately 2 weeks. If the cough does not heal, it needs to be re-evaluated whether the closest person also has similar symptoms, such as family, neighbors, playmates or guests who come home and touch the baby without knowing that they have a cough or cold virus. This certainly increases the risk of contracting the virus and causing the baby to not heal. Lack of maintaining environmental cleanliness and infant nutritional status also affects the health condition of the baby.
To help reduce complaints for your baby, often give fluids to infants such as breast milk, formula milk, water and soft MPASI to help relieve coughing and thinning phlegm. Breast milk is also rich in nutrients and can help increase the baby's immune system. Elevate the baby's head position while sleeping or while breastfeeding. Don't panic when the baby coughs hard to throw up. In addition, avoid babies from exposure to unclean environments and people who suffer from cough colds.
If the symptoms are getting worse which is marked by a high fever baby, continuous vomiting, shortness of breath which is marked by an increase in the frequency of breathing (more than 50 times), do not want to suckle, fatigue, convulsions and babies tend to sleep often, then you should immediately consult a specialist doctor children to get a direct examination and evaluation and consideration of appropriate therapy.
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