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How to cure infants colds without taking medicines specially for a g6pd deficient?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Supportive care: If you find a "cure" for colds, let me know and together we'll become rich! In other words, there is no "cure" - colds are caused by a virus and we have no medicine that cures them. We can only offer supportive care, and that is the same for an infant with G6PD as not. Humidity, nasal saline drops with bulb suction, sleep slightly inclined, take in shower, and small & frequent feeds.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Colds: Colds usually run 7-10 days no matter what we do . However, salt water nose drops and a vaporizer can make life more comfortkable for the infant

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