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Infant has raspy cough, has diarrhea. Ingested baby oil. Worry?

baby ingested baby oil and although she was developing a cold previously, she now has a raspy cough ...she drank it last night and poison control was called immediately. He said not to worry, it just may give her diarrhea . ALso took her to pediatrician who kept her in obs. for 2 hours and said she is fine, but that was before the cough developed. Should we be worried?
Asked On : Fri, 1 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response

thanks for writing to health care magic.

development of cough could be mean aspiration of the oil ingested.

but cough could also be because of a viral or bacterial infection and it could be coincidental.

monitor the respiratory rate. if you think baby is breathing fast or there are chest retractions or development of fever you may have to contact your doctor immediately

In such scenario the questions are directly forwarded to me .............. and I can answer your queries regarding your kid online regularly.

Hope this helps.
Take care

Dr Y V Siva Sankara Murty

Answered: Sat, 2 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Synthyia Bhagat's  Response
Thanks for your query.
With the ingestion of baby oil there is chances of aspiration pneumonia depending upon amount ingested.
Respiratory symptoms could be a part of viral illness also.
I suggest you to monitor your child for at least 24 hours for any increase in symptoms as increased respiratory rate,any distress and in case you observe get him re evaluated by pediatrician.

Wishing your child good health.
God bless.
Answered: Sat, 2 Mar 2013
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