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My 10 month baby has cough and cold from last 5 days.now he has fever (100f).doctor advised cbc test which is normal.does he needs antibiotics?

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Fever normal blood t: No he does not need antibiotics, he has viral illness.

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Dr. George Klauber answered

Specializes in Pediatric Urology

No: Your baby's doctor is giving excellent advice. Colds are due to a viruses which do not respond to antibiotics.

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh answered

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma

Mgt: Most cold symptoms are caused by viruses which typically resolve on their own within 10 days. If he has a prolonged cough for more than 3 weeks, or 2 days of fever more than 101 F, he should be evaluated for a sinus or otitis infection. Keep the baby well hydrated and clear the nasal passages with a mild saline solution and gentle suction. I would suggest monitoring his temperature .

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