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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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Is it safe to fly if my child has a cold?

Is it safe to fly if my child has a cold?

Yes: If your child is old enough to tell you if anything hurts and he does not have a fever with a mild illness there really should be no problem with flying in most cases. If there are worsening symptoms he should be evaluated before your flight. ...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 woke up my daughter up at 4 am but she has a cold. Does this effect the EEG and will I get sent home after sleep depriving my child if she has a cold?

I woke up my daughter up at 4 am but she has a cold. Does this effect the EEG and will I get sent home after sleep depriving my child if she has a cold?

It should not: Having a cold should not affect getting the eeg. I cannot speak for the policies of the facility where you are having it done...I know a cold will cancel elective surgery but should not impact an eeg. ...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

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How could I tell if my baby has a cold?

How could I tell if my baby has a cold?

Discomfort with cold: A cold may be accompanied by fever, irritability, poor appetite and of course a running nose. Sometime the secretion produced becomes mucous in character an allergic running nose usually doesn't cause the irritability and fever seen with cold and rarely becomes mucous. ...Read more

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My child has a cold im trying to find out what kind?

My child has a cold im trying to find out what kind?

Why?: A cold is a cold. There are many different cold viruses, but we don't test for them, because it doesn't help to know which virus is the cause. ...Read more

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My baby has a cold sweat. But he doesn't have a fever. What is happening to him?

My baby has a cold sweat. But he doesn't have a fever. What is happening to him?

Cold sweats: This is of concern. You don't have to have fevers with high temps to be sick. Also chills can be a sign of potential underlying infection process. Get your child to a pediatrician to be properly evaluated. ...Read more

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My 3 month baby has a cold what can I give him?

My 3 month baby has a cold what can I give him?

Nose breather: Babies breath through their noses. Consequently the produce a lot of mucus which cayses a post nasal drip and cough. Salt water nose drops administered 4 times daily can help clear his nasal passages. ...Read more

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My baby, 11m, has a cold. How long will she be contagious?

My baby, 11m, has a cold. How long will she be contagious?

Cold virus: A person with a cold is contagious as long as he/she has cold symptoms which is air born (sneezing) or thru direct contact. ...Read more

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My 3 month baby has a cold what can I give him to feel better?

My 3 month baby has a cold what can I give him to feel better?

Supportive care: Babies @ this age have few if any treatments that improve on the condition. Avoiding irritants like smoke or smells that increase nasal stuffiness helps. Clearing their nose with saline wash is very helpful when they begin sounding stuffy. Pay attention to fluid intake to be sure baby wets a diaper at least every 6 hours.Tylenol (acetaminophen) can be used for fussy periods. ...Read more

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My child has a cold, how long until they can go back to school?

My child has a cold, how long until they can go back to school?

Depends on severity: A few days, at the least until the fever is gone.
If the child is really sick, keep them home until the fever is gone and they are able to drink and eat reasonably well. Otherwise you will probably see that they are sent back home from school. ...Read more

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How can I know if my child has a cold or if he has a flu?

How can I know if my child has a cold or if he has a flu?

Is it the Flu?: Generally, cold symptoms are mild, with a gradual onset of sneezing, runny nose, sore throat and cough. Children may not even have a fever. The flu in contrast has an abrupt onset with fever, body aches, headache and few if any nasal symptoms, and makes kids feel and look allot sicker.
To avoid the flu, do not forget to protect your family with a yearly flu vaccine! ...Read more

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Baby has a cold clammy forehead, what do I do?

Baby has a cold clammy forehead, what do I do?

Fever: A cautious approach to neonates and young infants with fever is prudent, given the risk and potentially adverse consequences of unrecognized and/or untreated serious bacterial infection.

A thorough history is an essential component of the evaluation of young infants with documented fever (rectal temperature ≥38°C or 100.4°F). ...Read more

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What can I do to help my baby sleep when he has a cold?

What can I do to help my baby sleep when he has a cold?

Humidifier & TLC!: Colds in babies can be so hard because there are not many medicines that are safe to use. A simple cool-mist humidifier with plain water can work wonders for your baby's congestion and cough. Also, saline nose drops/spray is really helpful for the stuffy nose. If there is a lot of mucus, a bulb aspirator is useful. Upright positioning for sleep (in a swing or carseat even!) may also help. ...Read more

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If my baby has a cold, how long should I keep him home from daycare?

If my baby has a cold, how long should I keep him home from daycare?

Tough answer: Most children in daycare are susceptible to frequent infections because they seem to pass viruses to each other through contact. It's probably best to keep them away if you think they have more serious symptoms like high fevers or a productive cough or they have a known bacterial infection. Once they have been treated by a pediatrician with antibiotic for a day or two, they should be ok. ...Read more

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Does the albuterol work for cold because my child has a cold by 3 months?

Bronchodilator: Albuterol is a bronchodilator, a medication that opens your airways to allow better airflow, and is not for used mainly for treating colds, especially in a 3 month old. I would have your child seen by a pediatrician and get a good evaluation and the proper treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why does my baby sound like he has a cold all the time, in the nose?

Why does my baby sound like he has a cold all the time, in the nose?

Several things: Many have URI (upper respiratory infections) >10/year. Consider allergies. Narrowing or complete obstruction of the nostril by discharge, a foreign object, or choanal atresia. Try Normal Saline drops (5-10/nostril) and suctioning, and if that doesn't work, talk with your pediatrician. ...Read more