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Doctor insights on: Can I Fly With My Baby When She Has A Cold

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Can you fly if infant has a cold?

Can you fly if infant has a cold?

Yes: They can be a bit more fussy than usual, but i don't think this is significant for most. ...Read more

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Should i travel with an infant if he has a cold?

Should i travel with an infant if he has a cold?

Depends on variables: This varies with the intensity of the symptoms and your need for travel.If you know you will have available backup healthcare where you are going it is less a problem.If the kids misery would make the trip a real burden i would consider delaying or skipping it altogether. ...Read more

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If my infant of two months has a cold for three days should I be worried ?How long is too long?

If my infant of two months has a cold  for three days should I be worried ?How long is too long?

Depends: Watch for difficulty sucking or breathing. Look for fever, irritability, listlessness or vomiting. If these symptoms occur call your pediatrician. May last a week or so. ...Read more

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Should i take my baby to the doctor if she has a cold?

Should i take my baby to the doctor if she has a cold?

It depends: If your baby is less than 3 months with a fever of 100.4 or greater, than yes. If your baby's cold is causing increased work of breathing, than yes. If your baby is having trouble keeping hydrated, than yes. Most "colds" involve a runny nose and cough which do not necessarily need a doctor's attention unless accompanied by other worrisome symptoms. ...Read more

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My baby is one month and she has a cold is vaporizer with Vicks ok?

My baby is one month and she has a cold is vaporizer with Vicks ok?

Avoid aromas: I am fine with a misting vaporizer for any kid with congestion.However, i consider Vicks as air pollution and likely to produce more airway irritation in infants.I seldom recommend this product, and limit it to kids over 6 years if i do. Your better therapy at 1 monts is bountiful use of nasal saline drops and nasal suction. ...Read more

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Is it ok to prop up my 10month old baby with a pillow or something at night if she has a cold? Will this cause everything to sit in her chest?

It will help: By elevating your baby's head, it allows gravity to minimize the upper airway congestion associated with a cold. The problem is how can you keep your baby propped up? Can she sleep in a car seat? ...Read more

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Wife is pregnant, she has a cold and a dry cough what can she take to help that doesn't affect the baby?

Wife is pregnant, she has a cold and a dry cough what can she take to help that doesn't affect the baby?

Rest: Rest, fluids, and time are the safest.Plain Robitussin or cough drops can help.The NIH actually did a study proving that chicken soup really does help.Hot tea with honey and lemon can sooth as can inhaling steam and gargling with warm salt water.If she needs more she should check with her doctor.If it is influenza she may need an antiviral like tamiflu (oseltamivir) or even hospitalization.Hope she feels better ...Read more

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I have a 1 year old baby girl and she has a cold that she has had for a month. She has a cough and her nose runs green?

I have a 1 year old baby girl and she has a cold that she has had for a month. She has a cough and her nose runs green?

URI: Children can get 6-8 colds a year, especially if in daycare or school. Often the colds occur in winter months and can seem like a continuous problem. It is possible the child has sinusitis or adenoiditis and may need an antibiotic . You should flush the child's nose with nasal saline. See pediatrician or ent. ...Read more