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baby coughing Amber Waves 1 child; Charleston, South Carolina 596 posts
25th Apr '13

my son will be 5 months old in less than 2 weeks, has been teething for about 2 months now, and still no teeth. he's got most of the symptoms, and now coughing has arrived. not the fake kind that he's been doing for a few weeks now lol but im not sure if its due to teething, as much as i want to brush it off as "he's fine, he's just teething."
my mom watched him while i worked today and said he was wheezing today. i know when he lays on me and lifts his head he wheezes just a teeny bit as he breathes harder lifting his head up to see behind him lol but she got me worried now, and i wasnt worried before.
should i be?
what if its asthma?
ill take him to the pediatrician's office tomorrow if i really should be worrying. do they let you come in the same day you called for a visit?

tooodles 240 kids; Thailand 5075 posts
25th Apr '13

Why on earth would you think coughing has anything to do with teething? Yeah I would of brought him in like yesterday especially if hes wheezing. Thats not good.

JJLMom 1 child; McKean, Pennsylvania 33 posts
25th Apr '13

My son coughs due to reflux sometimes, but i never associated it with teething. Are you saying because he's producing a lot of saliva?



If he's wheezing, it's probably a respiratory infecion, which can be serious. A ped visit would be the best route.



Yes, if he is ill, they should see him that day.

Adan's Mama :) 1 child; Phenix City, Alabama 457 posts
25th Apr '13

My son has had a wheezing cough for 4 months now...we took him in as soon as we heard it. He does have a mild case of asthma and is on an inhaler. But he is still a happy baby. It might just be somethimg that antibiotics will help but you should definitelu take him in, especially since he is wheezing. If it is asthma it will be ok :)

Boob Juice Factory. [EBFB 3 kids; Melbourne, Australia 3264 posts
25th Apr '13

A wheezing baby is never good!

Trey&Genesis'momma 4 kids; 4 angel babies; Somewhere, IN, United States 4672 posts
25th Apr '13
Quoting Amber Waves:" my son will be 5 months old in less than 2 weeks, has been teething for about 2 months now, and still ... [snip!] ... the pediatrician's office tomorrow if i really should be worrying. do they let you come in the same day you called for a visit?"

Umm....teething doesn't cause coughing that I'm aware of. It can causes slight fevers, chewing on things, runny nose, etc. I would definitely take him in because it sounds like he has asthma. My two daughters have really bad asthma and my first one's was ignored for a YEAR by her dr before he diagnosed her. I had to take her to the ER to finally get her the treatments she needed bc she wheezed so much as a baby. Then after that visit, the dr was all like... "Oh wow, she has REALLY bad asthma." No.....freaking.....kidding. SMH.

MamaBear201205 50 kids; Cedar Rapids, Iowa 190 posts
25th Apr '13

DD will be 6 months old in a week, and she has all the same problems. We got asked by a neighbor yesterday when we got a dog, because when she would cough it sounded like a dog barking. Took her to the doctor today, they tested for RSV and influenza, both negative, got xrays of her chest and it wasn't pneumonia thank heavens, so now she is on a nebulizer and if she doesn't get better in a day she will be admitted to the hospital because she is having issues breathing now. DO NOT shrug it off!! Remember, when we get sick we know things are wrong and can judge how bad things are getting. They can't yet. Fingers crossed it's only allergies or a cold!!

GavinsMomJohnnysWife 2 kids; Texas 2789 posts
25th Apr '13

My son has been diagnosed with early childhood asthma from a very young age. Wheezing is nothing to mess around with. Take the baby to the Dr so they can hook up a pulse ox and if need be get you a nebulizer. Anytime my son is coughing it never goes away on its own and only gets worse and has to use the nebulizer to get better.

Amber Waves 1 child; Charleston, South Carolina 596 posts
25th Apr '13
Quoting JJLMom:" My son coughs due to reflux sometimes, but i never associated it with teething. Are you saying because ... [snip!] ... infecion, which can be serious. A ped visit would be the best route. Yes, if he is ill, they should see him that day."


yeah i read it in What to Expect and other websites that extra saliva can cause some coughing. ive choked and coughed on my spit plenty of times. it happens. but this sounds like a tight cough..i will take him in tomorrow and hopefully its nothing bad.
i just started him on formula too a week and some days ago. now i feel like i failed him. he gets my breastmilk at night though, maybe it wasnt enough.

Amber Waves 1 child; Charleston, South Carolina 596 posts
25th Apr '13
Quoting Adan's Mama :):" My son has had a wheezing cough for 4 months now...we took him in as soon as we heard it. He does have ... [snip!] ... antibiotics will help but you should definitelu take him in, especially since he is wheezing. If it is asthma it will be ok :)"


i didnt know what to think or do right away when she told me, because ive just heard slight labored breathing from him when he's in a funny position that would make anyone breathe differently. like laying on your belly and trying to look at the ceiling..lol but im glad i got the responses, ill take him in first thing tomorrow.