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How to identify teething cough in infants

Teething usually starts when a baby is 4 to 7 months old. They will almost certainly have a full set of 20 baby teeth by the time they are three years old.

Teething can cause drool to trickle down the back of your baby's throat in large amounts. Your infant may cough as a result of this. This might be the case if there are no signs of nasal congestion that could be caused by a cold or allergies.

Teething is characterized by the following symptoms:

·        drooling

·        irritability

·        massaging gums

·        chewing or biting items

·        refusing to take food or breastfeeding

·        puffy, red, and inflamed gums

However, allergies, sinusitis, asthma, or, in certain situations, a bacterial infection are more likely causes of your baby's cough than teething.

Other forms of cough

The sound of your baby's cough - whooping, barking, or wheezing — might help you figure out what's causing it.


Wheezing Cough

Bronchitis or asthma might be indicated by a wheezing cough. Bronchiolitis might begin with symptoms that appear to be those of a common cold, such as a runny nose and cough. It is frequently accompanied by a lack of appetite and a mild temperature. It's particularly common in the fall and winter months.

Asthma is uncommon in children under the age of two. If there is a family history of asthma and allergies, as well as if the infant has eczema, the baby is at a higher risk of developing asthma.


Croup Cough

Croup cough is a barking cough that happens most frequently when your infant is attempting to sleep. Croup is caused by a viral illness and normally goes away within a few days. If it doesn't, make an appointment with your child's physician.

If your baby's breathing is being affected by the cough, or if he or she appears unwell or fussy, you should contact your physician.


Whooping cough

Pertussis (whooping cough) is a severe cough that is characterized by a "whoop" sound between coughing spells. It's frequently accompanied by respiratory problems. It may be preceded by fever or cold symptoms, but by the time the cough begins, these symptoms are usually resolved or gone.

Infants and young children are especially vulnerable to whooping cough, which can be fatal in certain situations. If you suspect your infant has whooping cough, get emergency medical attention right once.

An Infant with whooping cough is frequently admitted to the hospital so that oxygen may be administered during coughing fits.

Antibiotics, such as erythromycin, are sometimes recommended.


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