Why Do 8-month-old Children Often Cough, Especially When They Are Sleeping?

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As … I have a child who is 8 months old … he is having a cough that starts 2 days in, but the child’s coughing is still on, just when he is sleeping, when he is sleeping at night? noon, it’s only scalable … For treatment of y-e drugs … slma in this msi is suitable for Generic medicine … Thanks …

1 Answer:

Waalaikumussalaam,

Hello Winda!

Thank you for using the HealthReplies.com consulting service.

Cough is a normal reflex in humans, to clean the airways of foreign particles that enter, or from germs (bacteria, viruses, and fungi). Coughing on the baby can also occur due to a long lying position, due to a buildup of mucus in the airways. This is what causes coughing sometimes more often during sleep. In addition, there are also several diseases that can cause cough symptoms, such as respiratory infections, allergies, bronchiolitis, pneumonia, pulmonary TB, pertussis, and bronchitis.

Therefore, cough medicines should not be used immediately because they can actually inhibit the process of mucus and dirt from the baby's airway. If your baby's cough has been going on for 3 days and has not improved, I advise you to check with a general practitioner or pediatrician, so that an examination can be done to determine the condition of your baby, the possibility of illness, and if necessary medication- medicine.

The things you can do right now are:

In coughing conditions, you can lightly pat the baby's back (while carrying) to help remove mucus. Keeping the baby's nutritional and fluid needs met. Keep in mind that dehydration is very easy in children. Use cough medicine only by doctor's advice, because it can be an inappropriate treatment, and can cause side effects in infants. The danger signs that you should be aware of in these conditions are fever (more than 3 days), persistent coughing or expelling blood spots, shortness or difficulty breathing, and the condition of the child tends to sleep continuously. In these conditions immediately take it to the Emergency Department at the nearest hospital.

So, hopefully you can help.

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