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.