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What causes severe cough while passing gas in an infant?

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Posted on Fri, 15 May 2015
Question: Hi my 7 week old baby has been coughing on straining for the past 2 days. It usually happens when she is trying to pass wind. Is it normal? She is still feeding as usual and is otherwise settled between feeds unless she has to pass wind.
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das (43 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It is normal

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

Let me asssure you that for a baby of this age, coughing, sneezing etc. are normal and not a cause of concern.

Hope that helps.

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Dr. Diptanshu Das
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Follow up: Dr. Diptanshu Das (5 hours later)
Thank you for replying.
When should we get worried? Some family members have had a cold over the past week so I am not sure if it is related or not as this only happens when she strains. Thanks
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das (8 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Lethargy and rapid breathing are signs to look out for

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for writing back.

In children, the manifestation of cold related infection can be the following:
* Increased rate of respiration
* Lethargy
* Not feeding well

In case any of the above symptoms occur, you would have to rush the child to a doctor without delay.

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Dr. Diptanshu Das
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: It is normal Detailed Answer: Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic. Let me asssure you that for a baby of this age, coughing, sneezing etc. are normal and not a cause of concern. Hope that helps. Regards Dr. Diptanshu Das