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Mom of a 1 yr 9 m old boy

Q. #ASKTHEEXPERTS How to cure cold and cough in 6 month old baby? My baby has running nose too. Pls help.

Author of questionMom of a 1 yr 9 m old boy
A. dear sudhiksha, what soup can I give to my baby?
ExpertDr. Pandurang sawantPaediatrician
A. Mostly  cough cold, are viral in origin They may subside by 3 -9 days No need of any medication if mild.  If cough and cold then need steam inhalation, nasal decongestant drops (nasivion baby nasal drops 1drop in each nostril 3 times a day for 3 days). And cough syrp or drops as per babys Cough condition  (wet or dry). Keep ur baby well hydrated in cough cold  episode Proper hand washing, keeping away ur baby from other infected persons, exclusive breast feeding ur baby till 6months of the age. It will help.  If decreased urine output, refusal to feed, decreased activity, breathing difficulty Then need consultation with nearest pediatrician.
Sudiksha Dhir DhirMom of a 2 yr 2 m old girl
A. You must consult your pediatrician for medicines. Along with medicines you can go for simple home remedies Below 6months give your baby breastfeed as it contains antibodies. It keeps your baby hydrated. Use nasal saline drops You can give garlic and ajwain sek to your baby as it helps to open congestion Give your baby massage Put on clothes to your baby as per the climate. Give hot soup to your baby Maintain hygiene and cleanliness around your baby.
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