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6 month old has cough
bearden87 posted:
My 6 month old baby has been coughing for about 4 weeks I took her to Dr 2 weeks ago and she said it was bronciolitis no antibiotics would clear it and it would go away but she is still coughing I don't know what to do about it...
atti_editor responded:
Hi bearden87,

I hope that your daughter is feeling better! This overview on bronchitis says that it is usually cleared in 2-3 weeks. Since your daughter has this for longer than that, it might be a good idea to bring her back to the doctor to make sure that you got the proper diagnosis and/or that the bronchitis is not developing into something more serious -- especially if you have seen no improvement or signs that her cough and any other symptoms are worsening. Breathing moist air from a hot shower or sink filled with hot water could help loosen mucous in her airways and allow her to cough it up more easily if this is a problem you are encountering.

Best wishes,
mariajohnson responded:
Boil a little piece of ginger in a pot, mix a little honey give 2 drops to the baby 3 times a day.
jessship replied to mariajohnson's response:
This may be good for babies over 12 months but under that are not supposed to have honey.

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