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Please for some days now my boy is having cough and catarrh what can I give to him to free him completely from this?
It is important to note that most cough and catarrh both in children and adults are caused by viruses which will run their course with or without any medication.

Have you considered why your child is having the catarrh, cough or cold?
These are some of the questions you should ask;
1.Anyone with cough and catarrh around baby?

2.Are you keeping your child warm or exposing to cold with frequent baths or cold baths or direct fan or too cold ac in the room?

3.Are you exposing your child to smoke - kitchen, cigarette, firewood, palm oil frying etc?
4.Do you have cattarh or cough yourself?

5. Is your child in school?

6.Is your child well-immunized at age

If after considering the tips above and the cold persists or should your baby develop difficulty in breathing or fast breathing. Kindly take him to the hospital for evaluation.
My eight months old baby is teething out the upper incissors. She is restless, can't sleep or bite on anything and has high temper...
Teething does not make babies to fall sick because it is a normal physiological process.
Never assume teething is the cause of illness in infants. Always go to the hospital for proper evaluation.
My baby has been having running nose for more than three months. We've gone to hospital severally but still. Just this week we ran...
Since you are seeing a doctor already please follow his instructions. If you are not sure about the treatment kindly seek a second opinion. Preferably see a paediatrician.
Please is there any food a breast feeding mother should avoid when baby is having cough and catarrh?
Your intake doesn't give your baby cough and carter it is viral infection that should be left to run its course it will resolve on its own with or without medication. Please keep your baby warm and continue to breastfeed exclusively if your baby is under 6 months
My baby of 6months has cough and running nose and she lost her voice in the process. Please what do I do?
Most cold and cough both in children and adults are caused by viruses which will run their course with or without any medication.

On what to do..
✔ keep baby warm
✅ if there is fever Pls uncover the baby and give paracetamol in appropriate dose or Tepid sponge to bring the temperature down
✅ you can do steam inhalation with your baby (both mother and baby or father and baby). Never leave baby alone on steam inhalation
If nose is congested, u can give saline drop in each nostrils to help decongestant the nostril.
✔ if you have a room heater, you can use it to make breathing easier for your baby.
✔ continue breastfeeding baby EXCLUSIVELY.
My son’s nose is blocked and he’s having catarrh. Please what should I do?
Most catarrh are viral infections which will resolve on their own spontaneously without medication most times.

You only need to avoid factors that can trigger catarrh by keeping your child warm and avoid contact with persons that have cough and catarrh, avoid frequent baths to prevent the child being cold, avoid smokes from kitchen or frying and also breastfeed exclusively.

You can also do steam inhalation with the child if nose are blocked or use saline drops.

If symptoms worsen or their is difficulty in breathing, kindly see a paediatrician for evaluation.
My baby of six months is having persistent cough and catarrh, I’ve taken her to hospital but still no changes
Sometimes cough and catarrh may be viral and would need to run its course and then resolve on its own.. Keep the baby warm, try to find out what triggers the cough like perfume, smoke, etc and avoid such.. If it persists and other symptoms are found, you will need to return to the hospital.
Please I want to know if I can give my baby of one month honey and lime water? She's having cough and catarrh.
Babies with cough and cattarh. Exclusive breastfeeding and keeping baby warm. Avoidance of smoke and people with cough and cattarh are what to do. No need for medications. If child should develop breathing difficulties kindly take to see a Paediatrician . DO NOT GIVE HONEY AND LIME WATER PLEASE
Please can a breastfeeding mum take FLU J because catarrh?
Hello ma'am, please do NOT self medicate. It is a dangerous practice. Kindly go to the hospital for proper diagnosis and treatment.
My 2 years old daughter is running temperature and also has catarrh. What can I give her?
Kindly use a digital thermometer to check your baby's temperature. Normal temperature ranges between 36.5-37.5. If it exceeds this range persistently, please tepid sponge the child with lukewarm water and be on your way to the hospital for doctors to do a check. Preferably see a pediatrician in a teaching hospital for proper evaluation and management.
What drug can 2 months plus baby use for serious cough and catarrh?
None ma, just keep your baby warm and continue exclusive breastfeeding.
My baby of 4 months and 2 weeks has cough and catarrh, I took him to hospital then the doctor gave me piriton, oral suspension and...
We do not normally comment on prescriptions made by doctors here so kindly follow the dosage as directed by the doctor since he made the diagnosis not us.
Meanwhile also note that most cold
My 5 months baby had catarrh later cough of since wen he was 2 weeks till date. We've seen doctors and we've used cefuroxine, a/cl...
Your child might be having Allergic Rhinitis. Kindly avoid the predisposing factors and see an ENT doctor for proper assessment and treatment.
My baby of 2 months has cough and catarrh. The cough makes breathing hard. Augumentine and neofylin was prescribed. The catarrh is...
Since the child's cough is subside, it is advisable you go see a paediatrician for reviews and management.
My baby of 5 months and 2 weeks has been down with severe cold and cough for the past 2 days. She has blocked and running nose, sn...
Cough and catarrh are usually due to viral infection which will normally run their course with or without any form of treatment.
You can do steam inhalation for blocked nose.
My 5 months old baby has catarrh for 5 days and he is finding it difficult to suck breast because of the congestion I tried steam...
Most cold and cough both in children and adults are caused by viruses which will run their course with or without any medication.
On what to do.. 1. keep baby warm 2. if there is fever Please uncover the baby and give paracetamol in appropriate dose or Tepid sponge to bring the temperature down
3. you can do steam inhalation with your baby (both mother and baby or father and baby). Never leave baby alone on steam inhalation
If nose is congested, u can give saline drop in each nostrils to help decongestant the nostril. 4. if you have a room heater, you can use it to make breathing easier for your baby. 5. continue breastfeeding baby EXCLUSIVELY.
What can I use for my baby of two months to clear rashes on her body and catarrh also?
The treatment of rash depends on the type and cause. Some rashes don't need any treatment while others require different types of treatment. So kindly see a doctor for proper assessment first and possible treatment.
My daughter of 10 months have cough and catarrh so I took her to d hospital. We saw the Doctor and she wrote Vitamin C, Amoxil wit...
Since your child was examined by a doctor, please follow instructions. If you are not sure about the treatment kindly seek a second opinion. Preferably see a pediatrician.
I want to know if my daughter of 11 months old is teething and it comes with cough and catarrh, pls can I give her sinufed syrup w...
Dr Aina Johnson

Paediatrician

Most cough and catarrh are viral infection which usually resolves on it own
What can make a baby of 2years plus to always have
persistent catarrh and snoring whenever he’s sleeping?
There are many reasons why a child can snore. From normal falling of the tongue backwarrds which is blocking airway to enlarged tonsil
and adenoids....you need to see a doctor to
figure out which is which and
the right solution.