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A 46-year-old member asked:

Should you treat a cold in an infant or should you allow the infant build immunity?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Treat the symptoms: I'm not a pediatrician, but i think i can answer this anyway. There is no specific treatment for a cold; immunity to the particular strain of cold virus will occur no matter what you do. Treating the symptoms of a cold will not interfere with that process.
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