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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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My 2 year old has a bad cough?! specially at night!?

Posted by admin on January 5, 2011

My 2 year old has a bad cough?! specially at night!?
My 2 year old boy has been coughing every night for the last 2 weeks!… i took him to the doctor’s and they told me he’s not sick. There’s no infection, and no cold. That this cough might be long lasting from a cold he’s had before. They recommended a humidifier, and told me any cough medicine would not help. That i should just clean out his buggers before he goes to sleep. ..I keep worrying every night when he coughs so much!
During the day he’s fine, he plays and runs around. It’s only at night when he’s sleeping, and sometimes when he cries too much. And he won’t let me clean his nose, he kicks and screams. And his cough is a little flemy, but it’s not wheezy or anything. He’s thrown some flem up before when he coughs too much.
What can I do? ..Has this happened to you before?
He’s currently drinking milk and juice. Mostly apple juice. Could that be causing his cough?
PLEASE HELP!! my poor baby has been suffering too much!

Answer by mazzy 95
Is it possible he is allergic to the filling in his pillows?? Sometimes it can affect people like that. Hope he gets better soon :)

Answer by healthy rx solutions
As a pharmacist, I hear this all the time. Consider pediatric Mucinex DM. It has a cough suppresant and an ingredient to reduce phlegm. Make sure you follow the directions on the box. Furthermore, you definitely need to keep his nasal passages clean and moist. Hold him down and do it! After you suction out his nose, use a pediatric saline nasal spray, 1 good spray in each nostril, to keep the passages moist. Also, use the humidifier as directed. Check his room for dust. Finally, if it persists, take him to another Dr. SOMETHING is causing the cough. you just need to determine what it is.

baby coughing at night: My 2 year old has a bad cough?! specially at night!?

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