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A 36-year-old female asked:

My baby has a cold, runny nose and sneezing. no fever. im giving ponstan and iliaden. we are using a babyvac and nebulizer containing saline water. is this ok? as it does not seem like its working

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Basics: OTC cold remedies have been found to do little more than give you something to do. They have been removed from recommended rx in kids under 6 in the USA for decades. The suction & nebs are okay but likely unnecessary. Colds will run a predictable increase/decrease in symptoms over a week or so regardless. Comfort feeds/hugs are the best Rx.
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