When your 2 month old baby coughing but no fever, you’re probably wondering if it’s croup or a simple cold. Thankfully, there are many natural remedies for baby cough. The best approach is to follow your instinct, as you’re the expert on your child. The symptoms of coughing are not serious and should improve over time. First, increase your comfort level. Your baby’s coughing may be caused by something serious.
Coughing and spitting up is a common sign of a cold or flu. Other signs include a runny nose, a sore throat, and a stuffy or runny nose. But, it’s important to note that most coughs are benign and will resolve without treatment. However, if the symptoms persist or worsen, you should call your doctor immediately. Depending on your child’s symptoms’ severity, you may need emergency care.
Your first thought might be a sinus infection if your child has a cold. Viruses can cause colds. Inflammation in the sinuses may also lead to cough. Your baby may be coughing up mucus that drips into their throat and irritates it. While colds tend to pass on their own, you should still contact your healthcare provider if your child has a persistent cough.
Your doctor will perform a general examination to rule out a more serious infection. A cough and runny nose are common symptoms of virus infection but are not necessarily a cause of a fever. A fever, difficulty breathing, and other symptoms may suggest more serious problems. If you notice symptoms of coughing and fever, however, you should seek medical advice. Contact your doctor if your child’s cough persists for more than three weeks.
If your baby is coughing because of mucus or acid reflux, you should take them to the doctor immediately. A coughing baby could be suffering from a postnasal drip, which can be treated with tips and suctioning. While your baby may be in the middle of a nap, you must ensure that your child gets enough rest to stay healthy. If a fever accompanies your child’s coughing, you should call 911 immediately.
While a cough can be a symptom of a more serious illness, you should avoid giving your child a cough medicine if the symptoms are mild and go away after a couple of days. Cough medicine can temporarily relieve your child’s discomfort but doesn’t cure the underlying problem. In addition, cough medicines can have serious side effects and are not recommended for babies under two months old. As a result, they can be dangerous for your child’s health.
A cough that is dry and productive is one symptom of bronchiolitis, a respiratory infection of the bronchioles, which are small lung tubes. It’s common in children under two and usually occurs due to a respiratory syncytial virus. The virus inflames the bronchioles and prevents airflow. While it’s possible to treat bronchiolitis at home with saline nasal drops, a doctor should only recommend antibiotics if you suspect bacterial pneumonia or fever.
While coughs are a natural part of life, it’s best to seek medical attention if your baby has a fever or other symptoms. Cough suppressants should not be used on a young child because they suppress the body’s natural urges to cough. Simple solutions include proper hydration, nasal aspirators, and a cool-mist humidifier. For children over one year, honey is a great alternative cough treatment.
A cold that is worse than a cold is a sign of croup. If the cough is dry and persistent, the child may have the respiratory infection pertussis. Croup can be dangerous for young babies who have not been vaccinated against it. You should visit the doctor as soon as possible if you suspect croup. Croup will often be accompanied by a barking cough, making the child cough louder and more difficult to breathe.
Coughs usually last two weeks or longer and can interfere with a child’s life and sleep. It’s important to see a GP if your child’s cough is persistent, recurrent, or interferes with daily activities. Cough suppressants, such as dextromethorphan, can help thin the mucous. However, most over-the-counter cough suppressants are not particularly effective.