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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

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?
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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how to get rid of mucus in the throat of a toddler?

Posted by admin on February 15, 2011

Toddler Cough

how to get rid of mucus in the throat of a toddler?
He’s 18 months old, he had a cold a few weeks ago. Most of the other symptoms are gone, but he has
mucus in his throat. It would make him have coughing fits till he vomits, he vomited 1-3 times a day for the past week. His diet is mostly milk and some table food. Is there anything that i can do about it?

Answer by Jibbie
Since he is only 18 months, I would call your doctor and ask. There are warnings on the sides of Cough Medicines for children that small, but apparently you need some medicine to help break up that mucus so he can get it out easier.

Answer by governmentslave
Milk makes more mucus in throat.It could be that he has allergies and one of them could be MILK.
And he could have ASTHMA.Please get him in ASAP.He might not have even had a cold ,it could of been a severe Asthma or Allergie Reaction.TAKE HIM TO AN ALLERGIE DOCTOR THEY WILL RUN TESTS.GOOD LUCK,TAKE CARE,BEST WISHES

Toddler Cough: how to get rid of mucus in the throat of a toddler?

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