It is common to hear mucous or rattling in chests of babies with colds.  Sometimes, you can even feel the rattle, like the purr of a cat. This is not a sign of pneumonia or severe illness. It is a normal part of a cold.

  • Cough and Fever

            See pneumonia

  • Barky or Raspy Cough

            See croup

  • Cough with shortness of breath or wheezing

            See asthma

Call or Visit

  • phone: (616) 243-9515

  • FAX: (616) 243-1815

  • after hours: (616) 776-7401

  • or contact us via the Patient Portal

  • Alger Pediatrics
    733 Alger St. SE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49507