The Cause Of Coughing In Children And Reduced Milk Intake?
Tonight .. I want to ask .. my child is coughing for 3 days and my child is drinking his milk also decreases .. but his appetite is still stable .. and his body is also not fevered .. just just coughing that’s why
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A cough in a child does not always have to be accompanied by a fever, because the cause of the appearance of a cough complaint in a child is not only infection but can also be caused by non-infectious conditions such as asthma. Infections of the respiratory tract itself do not always have to be accompanied by a fever.
If milk intake in your child begins to decrease, you can try to improve nutrition in food and try to replace the milk intake into water. If your child really refuses or is very difficult to drink (either milk or ai purtih) it is advisable to take your child to the doctor immediately because of the child, adequate fluid consumption is very important and the child is more susceptible to dehydration if left unused. which is sufficient according to their needs.
For now, in addition to trying to increase fluid intake with water, you are also allowed to give cough medicines for children who are sold freely but make sure you follow the recommended use of the drug properly. If your child still does not want to drink, given medicine does not improve after the drug runs out, fever develops, or accompanied by shortness of breath immediately take your child to the doctor.
I hope this helps.