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What is good medicine for an infant with a cold?

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarberaanswered
Pediatrics 29 years experience
None: No cold medication is recommended for children under the age of 6 years, especially an infant. Use of saline nasal spray with nasal aspiration is something that may help relieve nasal symptoms.
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Dr. Julie Tomberlin
Pediatrics 23 years experience
None. : Giving the baby pedialyte, using saline with nasal suction, and running a humidifier are all things that can help a baby as his/her immune system fights off the cold. And if you are nursing, keep it up, as your immune system can help the baby fight off a cold.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me what are a few good remedies for syptoms of a cold for infants?

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Dr. Alissa Zenack
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Colds: Nasal saline drops are an excellent choice to help a baby with a cold. Put 2-3 drops in each side of the nose every 3 hours or so. I usually recommend doing the saline drops when you change the baby's diaper. You can also dilute the baby's formula if the baby is having trouble with feedings. Also, keep the baby's head elevated so the child is not laying flat.
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Last updated Jun 6, 2017
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