Get the App
Write a Blog
Register / Login
Ask a Question
Sign in to Babymigo
Continue with Gmail
Continue with Facebook
Login with Email & Password
By continuing you are adhering to our
Terms and Conditions
Q & A
Can I use bells cough syrup for an...
Can I use bells cough syrup for an 8 months old baby, a doctor prescribed it at the General hospital but going through the description is not meant to be used for children under 12 months, what should I do pls
Dr Oki Emmanuel
Another reason is because most Cough syrup are expectorants but children especially infants don't expectorate the sputum but rather swallow so they don't need expectorants cough syrups. However most important reason is because when mothers use cough syrup they delay in presenting to the hospital for proper evaluation of the child leading to late presentation of conditions like pneumonia which actually kills children fast. The side effect of some cough syrup especially depression of respiration is also a major issue. However if a doctor has examined and ruled out pneumonia or is already treating with antibiotics, use of cough syrup may be useful for very dry irritating cough in children above age 1 year but no need for expectorants cough syrup as most children do not expectorate.... I.e cough out their sputum... They swallow it
COUGH SYRUP IS NOT THE TREATMENT FOR COUGH.... Kindly note that most cough are due to viral infections and will resolve on their own....There is no need to give antibiotics....Keep warm, exclusive breastfeeding and avoid any one adult or child with colds. If your child is breathing fast or having fever or breathing with difficulty, it could be pneumonia, kindly see a doctor immediately.... We Paediatricians are usually not comfortable to cough syrup being given first to infants.. I.e below 1 year..... This is because it sedates and makes it difficult for the children to breath well especially a child that has pneumonia with increased work of breathing...
Dr Aina Johnson
Expecting? Start Tracking your baby's development week by week below
She's 27 days old today but lost her mom on her 8 days of birth, she later weighed 1.9kg the next day we lost...
Please can a child of two years plus take golden morn and quacker oat?
My baby is 8months old but hasn't brought out any teeth hope nothing is wrong, please?
Please I need to know if I can resume my exercise routine with an exclusively breastfed baby of 3 months. I hope...