I'm a new mom and my baby has been coughing and sneezing quite frequently lately. It started off as just occasional coughs and sneezes, but now it seems to have gotten worse. I'm a bit nervous about taking them to the doctor because of the ongoing pandemic situation. I was wondering if there are any home remedies that could alleviate their symptoms.
My baby is around six months old and is otherwise healthy. They've been breastfed exclusively until now but we've started introducing solid foods recently. They're generally happy and active but have been a bit fussy and restless at times because of the coughing and sneezing.
I would be really grateful if anyone could suggest some tried-and-tested remedies that could help soothe their symptoms. I've been giving them lots of fluids and keeping them warm, but maybe there's something else that could help.
Thank you in advance for your help!
When my son was around six months old, he started sneezing and coughing a lot, just like the symptoms you have described. At first, I tried typical home remedies, like a humidifier and increasing fluids, but his condition did not improve. His symptoms kept getting worse, and he was becoming increasingly fussy.
I initially hesitated to take him to the doctor because of the COVID-19 situation, but in the end, I knew that it was important to get him checked out. It turned out that he had bronchiolitis, so the doctor prescribed him with an inhaler and some medication to take.
The inhaler helped him breathe better, and his coughing and sneezing slowly subsided. I'm happy to say that he was back to his happy self after a couple of days.
So my advice would be, if your baby's symptoms are getting worse or are not improving, it's always best to consult with a pediatrician. It might seem scary going for a check-up during this time, but most doctors' offices are taking good measures to keep everyone safe.
I hope this helps, and everything turns out okay for you and your little one!