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my 14m/o baby has cough and cold. the doctor gave her antibiotic and a med for the phlegm, and every time she?

Posted by admin on April 15, 2011

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my 14m/o baby has cough and cold. the doctor gave her antibiotic and a med for the phlegm, and every time she?
takes the meds, after an hour or so, she vomits phlegm (is it good?). is there a home remedy for cough, cold and clogged nose (shes phlemmy too). we tried hot steam but she doesnt like it (she cried so hard taht she vomited again). the doctor said that i should not give her warm lemon juice bec it’ll make her cough more. the phlem is so sticky that when she vomit she almost couldnt breathe. she has been taking the meds for 2 days now and i dont know if it actually works or not. she also has slight fever. im trying not to worry and observe if the meds r working but im freaking out when she vomits and seems like sufocating with phlegm…any advice? or should i bring her to another doctor. Help!

Answer by SmartGuy LV
If she has been on the meds for 2 days and isn’t showing any signs of improvement, I would take her back to the doctor. If you do not really trust the doctor you went to, taker her to another one (but bring the meds the other doc gave you so the new one knows what she has been taking.)

Answer by Someone
http://www.home-remedies-for-you.com/remedy/Common-Cold.html

Try this website, and it never hurts to get a second opinion, DRs are people to, and can over look important things.

Answer by george 2
if every time she throws up the gunk come out too then it sounds like the medicine is doing its job. one thing that you can do to help is lay the baby on your lap, on her stomach with the head down your legs. then cup your hands and lightly tap her on the back on both sides of her lungs. do it about 5 minutes at a time and do it when ever she sounds all gunked up. doing that helps loosen the gunk so she can cough it up naturally.

Answer by haircutter
Good morning! If the meds are staying down for at least 45 minutes then they’re getting into her system and should be working. Some time it takes 3-4 days for that gunk to really break loose. On the other hand, if you are scared, then by all means, take her to another doctor. It’s always better to be safe than sorry. Good luck and I hope she feels better very soon!

Answer by Meg
I would avoid the hot steam. This can actually make it more difficult to breath. The little steam particles can cause bronchospasm (Kind of like an asthma attack) and make the breathing worse.

Try squirting saline up her nose to loosen up the phlegm.

Keep her hydrated, this will help with the vomiting and loosen up the phlegm.

And if you truly are afraid for her well being, there is no harm in going back to the doctor.

baby coughing: my 14m/o baby has cough and cold. the doctor gave her antibiotic and a med for the phlegm, and every time she?

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Toddler has a “gagging, choking” type of cough. No fever, no vomiting, no excess mucus. What could it be?

Posted by admin on January 6, 2011

Toddler has a “gagging, choking” type of cough. No fever, no vomiting, no excess mucus. What could it be?
The 3 year old toddler coughs hard and the force of the cough seems to stick in his throat, and he gags and seems to choke. His face turns pink from all the exertion and he looks like he’s not getting enough air. But then the coughing stops and he looks fine. What is this?? A normal cough that’ll end sometime soon? Something else?

Answer by hii
it sounds like it could be whooping cough im not positive though
heres a link to a website about it
http://kidshealth.org/parent/infections/bacterial_viral/whooping_cough.html

Answer by live in the now
this is what happens to me when my asthma acts up

Answer by Kj 4 ever <33
Asthma

Answer by Tash ♥RIP Deb♥
Well I’m no toddler, but that exact same thing happens to me when I get a tickle in my throat. The initial cough is spontaneous reaction to the tickle, but the cough sets of something else and I choke.

Mine is caused by allergies. There can be mucous running down the back of his throat without him having a running nose. This is what I get, and it’s called post nasal drip.. You don’t even notice the mucous, but it’s consistent presence in the throat causes an irritation.

It could be allergies or asthma. I’m not sure about whooping cough. A doctor’s visit could be a good ideas. The post nasal drip thing is very simple to check for.

Toddler Cough: Toddler has a “gagging, choking” type of cough. No fever, no vomiting, no excess mucus. What could it be?

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