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My 10 month baby has cough and cold from last 5 days.Now he has fever (100°f).Doctor advised CBC test which is normal.Does he needs antibiotics?

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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: No

Your baby's doctor is giving excellent advice.
Colds are due to a viruses which do not respond to antibiotics.

In brief: No

Your baby's doctor is giving excellent advice.
Colds are due to a viruses which do not respond to antibiotics.
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Mgt

Most cold symptoms are caused by viruses which typically resolve on their own within 10 days.
If he has a prolonged cough for more than 3 weeks, or 2 days of fever more than 101 F, he should be evaluated for a sinus or otitis infection. Keep the baby well hydrated and clear the nasal passages with a mild saline solution and gentle suction. I would suggest monitoring his temperature .

In brief: Mgt

Most cold symptoms are caused by viruses which typically resolve on their own within 10 days.
If he has a prolonged cough for more than 3 weeks, or 2 days of fever more than 101 F, he should be evaluated for a sinus or otitis infection. Keep the baby well hydrated and clear the nasal passages with a mild saline solution and gentle suction. I would suggest monitoring his temperature .
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Fever normal blood t

No he does not need antibiotics, he has viral illness.

In brief: Fever normal blood t

No he does not need antibiotics, he has viral illness.
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