Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Cassy | 2009/02/11

Q.

Cough

My 5 months Baby has been coughing since Monday and having a runny nose what should i give him or should i take him to the paediatrician? He is not constantly coughing but im beggining to get worried.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your baby has a viral infection. It started off as a cold, but now his chest is involved as well. It could be that he is developing an illness called bronchiolitis. Please keep his nose clear by using Salex nose drops twice a day. If his chest does not clear up or of he has difficulty in feeding or seems short of breath you must take him to be seen by his doctor.

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