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Mom of a 2 yr 6 m old girl

Q. my baby suffering from cough and cold , which medicine is good for her?

AartiMom of a 3 yr 9 m old boy
A. give warm food like chicken soup or veg soup which should be homemade, haldi in milk, boiled egg, moong khichdi, include more ajwain garlic ginger black pepper tulsi in baby food and massage with mustard oil cooked with ajwain and garlic. on chest back feet and palms
ExpertDr. Pandurang sawantPaediatrician
A. Most of the time cough cold, fever are viral in origin, it may subside by 3 -9 days. No need of any medication if mild. If fever above 100F then need fever medication (paracetmol) as per weight. If cold then need steam inhalation, nasal decongestant drops (nasivion baby nasal drops/Otrivin-P nasal drops 1drop in each nostril 3 times a day for 3 days). If cough then need cough syrup or drops as per babys cough condition (wet or dry). Keep ur baby well hydrated in cough cold fever episode Maintain hygiene, hand wash properly, Keep ur baby away from other infected persons, continue to give all food items as before, continue breast feed as well till 1.5 months of age. It will help for fast recovery. If decreased oral intake, decreased urine output, breathing difficulty, Then need consultation with nearest pediatrician.
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