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what to do for infants with a cold?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Usually observation: Depending on the age, observation and symptomatic treatment is all that is needed. Suctioning of the nose to keep the nostrils open is key. If the air is dry, a cool mist humidifier may be of benefit. Observe for fever or other signs of infection and make sure the babe is warm, clean and dry and loved a lot. If concerned, see your pcp. Otc meds should only be used with advice of pcp.
Answered on Jun 10, 2017
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Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Saline nose drops: Saline nose drops along with suctioning the nose, and vaporizer work well.Also elevate the childs mattress so hes sleeping on an angle rather than flat in bed.
Answered on Jun 10, 2017

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