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A 20-year-old female asked:

My baby is 2 months old. he is congested and have a runny nose. but there is no fever. is there any otc meds i can give him? like paracetamol?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
No: Fever medications are not recommended unless he has been seen by your doctor. The most important thing is to use gentle saline and suction to keep his nose clear because babies prefer to breath through their nares. Keep his head elevated and make sure him room is not too hot or dry. If he does get a fever have him seen promptly. All the best. I hope he feels better soon.
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Dr. Julan Crane
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Therapy for colds: No medicine for this age of child. Use a cool mist humidifier and nasal saline drops as needed
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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
NO: You should not treat 2 m old baby , must be seen by a pediatrician . They can get lung infections ( pneumonia ) react to medication will lead to serious complications . Speak to baby s pediatrician first .
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Last updated Oct 23, 2017

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