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What to do if my daughter is one month old.Lately she has got flu and cough. I don't want to go for antibiotics?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Neonatal illness

The immune system of newborns, especially those under 2 months, is very undeveloped and ineffective at containing infections.
For this reason, illness in this age group should be taken very seriously. Simple infections can quickly lead to severe illness, and even death. Best to have your baby evaluated by a physician ASAP. Antibiotics may or may not be necessary.

In brief: Neonatal illness

The immune system of newborns, especially those under 2 months, is very undeveloped and ineffective at containing infections.
For this reason, illness in this age group should be taken very seriously. Simple infections can quickly lead to severe illness, and even death. Best to have your baby evaluated by a physician ASAP. Antibiotics may or may not be necessary.
Dr. Tanya Russo
Dr. Tanya Russo
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: See doctor

with her being so young.
Cool mist vaporizer, saline nose drops and bulb suction do help.

In brief: See doctor

with her being so young.
Cool mist vaporizer, saline nose drops and bulb suction do help.
Dr. Diane Minich
Dr. Diane Minich
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Dr. Bryan Kurtz
Under two months of age, your child does not have a good immune system. It is very important you call your pediatrician immediately.
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Good!

Most children do not need antibiotics for flu and cough symptoms.
I would suggest getting her evaluated by the pediatrician, however since she is very young. In her age group there are very few medications that work or are recommended. Cool mist humidifiers and nasal saline sprays help.

In brief: Good!

Most children do not need antibiotics for flu and cough symptoms.
I would suggest getting her evaluated by the pediatrician, however since she is very young. In her age group there are very few medications that work or are recommended. Cool mist humidifiers and nasal saline sprays help.
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Dr. Susan Arnoult
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