8 Month Old Baby Coughs Til She Throws Up!
In the beginning of the week our baby was running a fever, we gave her Tylenol, brought it down and she seemed to be feeling better. She was still congested with a runny nose but acted like she felt better.
Two days later she started getting an awful cough and has coughed until she drastically throws up! She also has been sleeping very lightly and rolling around and moaning a lot.
She has a doctors app tomorrow but what could this be?
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Poor girl! This is really the season of sick babies!
It does sound to me as if your baby simply has a really nasty cold, epecially since her fever is down. Babies can throw up a lot easier than older children and adults from coughing, so that doesn't have to mean anything in particular.
However, I still think you are doing the right thing by taking her to a doctor. The fact that she moans and rolls around could mean that she is in pain or has trouble breathing, which in turn could signify an infection more serious than just a common cold.
So keep an eye on her, give her a lot to drink, write down her symptoms and talk them through with the doctor tomorrow. You can also elevate the head end of her bed a bit, to help her breathe easier. That can prevent some of the coughing at night.
Using the saline drops and a nasal aspirator may also help to ease her sleeping and lessen the cough. Babies do not know how to blow their nose yet, so they often caught to get rid of nasal congestion.
Hope this helps a bit,
Paula(Answer approved by our Medical Reference Team)
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