Decoding a Cough.
Dry--> Cold or allergie helps clear postnasal drip and irrataion form a sore throat
Wet--> Respiratiory illness or bacterial infection. It causes phlegm or mucus to form in ariways
Children under 4 months dont cough much. So if they do its most of the time Serious. Coughs under a year old should be alarming to you & your doctor!
*Cold or flu.
-Stuffy or runny nose-Sore red throat
treatment-- lots of fluid and plenty of rest
*Croup-Barking cough [hard to miss]
Treatments[after doc is called!]-- Run the shower [hot!!!] have child breath hot steamy air. do not let child burn them selves. Cool mist humidifier helps also.
-Wet & phlegmy
-Productive cough bringing up icky stuff
Treatments-- Very whether viral or bacterial. Call doc right away espicially with fever.
*Bronchiolits or Asthma-
Come on after a basic cold
-cough & runny nose
-Asthma is not common with children under age of two unless family has history of eczema, allergies, asthma.
-[deeper into bronchiolits] wheezing, noisy breathing, fever, loss of appetite
-[deeper in asthma] cold symptoms, itchy & runny eyes
Treatment- lots of fluid, rest, and coolmist air
-toung sticking out
Treatment - extra oxygen, lots of fluid