Daily Health Tips: Why Does My Baby Have A Cough?


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Q: Good evening Doc, Ketch. How’s family and work ma’am?
Please my baby clocked 2 months today, but over 1 week ago now, she’s been having light cough. She’s not exposed to too much air or cold. She baths with warm water and her food is always prepared with same as she takes much food, formula milk, then breast milk. What could cause 1+ month old baby to be coughing?? Nobody coughs in the house/family. Thanks ma’am!
Waiting for my reply as usual ma’am
 
A: Generally, cough could be due to common cold, allergies or other irritants in the environment, croup, whooping cough etc.
If your baby has a common cold, giving an antibiotic does not help as it is not a bacterial infection. Indeed, giving antibiotics when they are not needed can make organisms develop antibiotic resistance. Cough syrup is also not a great idea as it may…

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