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i'm really getting worried

i didn't get but three answers with this question and i really would like somme advice... my 5 week old son has a real bad hourse cough and i'm worried he might have asthma or something. it sounds like a bark and babies arn't supposed to have any kind of coughs so i really need some advice please help

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Asked by SpringMommy07 at 1:53 AM on May. 4, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • My son had an upper respiratory infection really young. They wouldn't do anything for it but told me to use a cool mist humidifier. They will not diagnose with asthma this young. I thought my baby had it too and my pediatrician said they will not diagnose that until age 3 unless there's family history and severe symptoms. I'd make an appointment with your pediatrician tomorrow to make sure it's not croup.


    Answer by a_and_j_momma at 1:59 AM on May. 4, 2009

  • sounds like croup.. Call the dr and see if they can get u in asap.

    Answer by LuckyCharmed200 at 2:10 AM on May. 4, 2009

  • i have no idea. my son never had this or anything like this until he was 1 1/2 with a cold. I would call your dr. or a health clinic to get it checked.

    Answer by JacobsMommy05 at 2:14 AM on May. 4, 2009

  • sounds like croup. see dr.

    Answer by nairda at 2:39 AM on May. 4, 2009


    Answer by shifee at 3:43 AM on May. 4, 2009

  • A bark is most likely croup. There isn't much the doc can do for it but I would have it checked out any way. Why exactly do you think babies aren't supposed to have a cough though? That comment worries me a little. Do an online search for natural remedies for croup. I give my kids chamomile tea with honey and echinacea for coughs, but the honey is a no no until they hit 1 year old.

    Answer by aeneva at 7:42 AM on May. 4, 2009

  • If the cough isn't going away then take your baby to the doctor, my son was having asthma like symptoms and his doctor had him on breathing treatments for a while and it finally cleared up and we haven't had problems since.

    Answer by sammiesmom2000 at 8:53 AM on May. 4, 2009

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