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can the heater be causing my son a cough ? ( he is 4 months old)

He has been sick On and Off for the past month ear inffections and a bad cough. Finally was placed on antibiotics for past ten days and has had no cough then again last week was beautiful weather 80 degrees and as of Friday tempature droped to 64 degrees and today is 55 and Rain so we turned on Heater. Since its been on my son began to cough and cough again he had not coughed since Wed. Can Heater be affecting him the drop in temperature ?? Any ideas he has a check up again on Thursday ... Any ideas

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ehall13

Asked by ehall13 at 11:48 PM on Apr. 11, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • It can if it is stuffy in the house. So could the drop in temperature.

    JAIRATRACI

    Answer by JAIRATRACI at 12:02 AM on Apr. 12, 2010

  • It is most likely that the heater is drawing the moisture out of the air. If there isn't any moisture in the air, then that can lead to coughing, congestion, and other cold-like symptoms. To reduce the loss of moisture in the air while using the heater you can place a humidifier in the room. Whether in his room or in the main living area of the home. This will allow the moisture to collect back into the air, which will help keep your son's air passages (etc) moist. That will allow his body to free itself of any cold-like symptoms.
    JazzlikeMraz

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 12:26 AM on Apr. 12, 2010

  • Aside from dry air, heating systems not maintained properly can harbor bacterias and mold, especially when coupled with air conditioning or with a heat pump. Ever notice some stores you walk into and all of a sudden your eyes and or nose is running and you sneeze terribly until you leave?
    GMMOLLY

    Answer by GMMOLLY at 5:40 AM on Apr. 12, 2010

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