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A 17-year-old male asked:

Hi would like to know if its possible for a 4month old prem baby to get cold or flu like symptoms before teething ? sudden runny blocked nose.?

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Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Yes: Colds are independent of teething and are caused generally caused by a virus. Use a gentle saline solution often and elevate the baby’s head, keeping the room cool and not too dry. Follow up for wheezing, trouble breathing ,feeding difficulties or fever. All the best.
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Dr. Mrugesh Dalal
Specializes in Dentistry
Pediatrician: Consult a pediatrician. Occasionally you do get symptoms like pain in the mouth, baby getting cranky & crying. refuse to drink the milk, occasionally diarrhea, stomach pain, mild fever etc. Rule out other problems first. An experienced pediatrician can guide you well.
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Last updated Apr 26, 2020

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