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bub is 5.5 months, shes had a cold for about 7 weeks (snuffly nose etc). Now shes got a barky cough for the past week, coughing up phlegm. Runny nose too. She was checked out 2 weeks ago and her chest was clear.
Anything we can do?
hi i would prob just get them 2 check her out my DD had bronchitis n was admitted cause she started having difficulty breathing she spent 5 days in hospital the only reason she was there was she needed the oxygen 2 breath but if the breathing is fine their isnt much they can do we were told that the cough n runny nose can last between 6-12 weeks which is like forever 4 a a baby n 2 just keep bub warm put saline up her nose before each feed n before bed this will help loosn it n will generally make them sneeze so it all comes out u can also get those things 2 suck it out if u want its gross but it works best of luck n hope it clears up soon
It kind of sounds like an infection, I would go back for a second opinion and see if there are antibiotics she can take if it turns out to be bacterial. Viral of course you have to wait it out as antibiotics won't help, but with her having a cold for that long I'd be inclined to go back to the GP.
I would go back. Some medication may be required.
Def go back if it's been 2 weeks, in babies things can change quickly, and go from benign and not serious to something more. If she's still unwell and has new symptoms then definitely take her back to the doctor.
As an example of how quick things change, my DD had a cold (she was a newborn at this point) in the morning, and bronchiolitis by that evening.
I ended up taking her, shes on antibiotics now
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