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Can I Fly With My Baby When She 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
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
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
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
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
I have a 8 month old baby, 6.5 in corrected age. Shes very healthy she has a cold and she sounds like her throat is a bit raspy can i give her tea ?
Yes: Follow the directions, but yes, it is safe. ...Read more
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