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coughing

my 5 week old has been coughing for the past couple days. he doesn't have a fever and seems to be fine ecept for the cough. i don't know if i should just keep him home or take him to the doctor. what should i do? why does he have this cough

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SpringMommy07

Asked by SpringMommy07 at 11:57 PM on May. 3, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • sometimes a cough this early could mean asthma. does he have trouble breathing? you could try using a vaporizer. does it sound like a dog barking or a seal barking? if so then he could have the croup.
    2wndrfl_btrflys

    Answer by 2wndrfl_btrflys at 11:58 PM on May. 3, 2009

  • he may just have found a new noise to make... its probably nothing. i wouldnt take him in unless he was running a fever and something extreme.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:58 PM on May. 3, 2009

  • Get a humidifier and rub vapor rub on the chest
    hush84

    Answer by hush84 at 11:59 PM on May. 3, 2009

  • it's a hourse cough and its throughout the day
    SpringMommy07

    Answer by SpringMommy07 at 12:01 AM on May. 4, 2009

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