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Dr. Y. Vasavada, Pediatrician
Category: Paediatrics
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Experience:  M.D.(ped) passed at first attempt, in practice continuously for last 37 years. Certi. in Comp
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My 5month 2weeks old baby has been coughing with sputum and

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Hello doctor,
My 5month 2weeks old baby has been coughing with sputum and has runy nose since last Tuesday (so it has been 5days by today). I haven't took her to see doctor or given any medicine cuz she has no temperature and seems drink milk, and wee and poo normal. Play as normal but sometimes she gets easily grumphy. Should I take her to see doctor or give any medicine since it's been 5days without getting better?

Hi, thanks, ***** ***** your query, will be replying in few seconds please. Dr. Yogindra

Hi, if the secretion from nose is clear white, no need to see dr. just yet. Please give her sips of warm sugar water with dash of salt, whenever she has coughing bout. Also try to remove secretion from upper windpipe by inverting her position (head low) when on empty stomach, on your stretched legs, on her tummy and thumping lightly over upper back.

Seven days is usual healing time for a virus which probably she has, if clear secretion.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you very much doctor. I gave her water with sugar after coughing and cleared nostril (her nose discharge is just like water, clean colour). But it wasn't easy to remove secretion from her upper windpipe yet. Will keep an eye on her for the next two days. Thank you again.

You are welcome and good luck.

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