NO MEDS. You can use nasal saline spray followed by nasal aspiration. Cough and cold medications are not recommended for children under the age of 6 years.
No meds. The first months are troubled by narrow nasal passages & exposure to dust, fragrences, smoke & other irritants. Baby tries to flush these out of the nose with mucous but this often ends as congestion & produces rattling with breathing & cough. The best rx is washing out the nose with saline & suctioning the remainder. Eliminate irritants from babies environment & this will happen less.
Fluids. Nasal saline and suction but best to check with your pediatrician too.
Saline drops. If he is not in any distress with sleep/feeding, saline drops can be instilled into his nostrils to moisturize, loosen up and dilute/thin out more viscous mucus. If the cough is persistent, or he has rapid breathing and/or persistent fever, seek an evaluation with your pediatrician-it could be wheezing (aka viral bronchiolitis).
Humidified air. And nasal saline. Most cold medications have side effects which are dangerous for children under age 4. I like humidified air via a steam bath. Use 1 inch of cold water in the tub then turn shower on hot. Stand in bathroom and allow warmed humidified air to soften secretions. Stand far enough to avoid burns. A few drops of nasal saline with gentle bulb suction also works well.
Nasal saline. If it is just a cold, nasal saline and suctioning the nose are usually helpful. But if there is difficulty breathing, albuterol can help. In most cases, colds are viral and antibiotics don't help. But if your son is not getting better by 1-2 weeks it is important to see a healthcare provider.
Usually no meds. Generally, cough and runny nose should not be treated in children under the age of 4 or 6 with any over the counter medications. They are not shown to be effective, and may have side effects. I recommend keeping the baby upright when sleeping, and using a humidifier in the room. If he seems uncomfortable with breathing, breathing fast, having a hard time feeding, has lethargy, he should see an md.
Not cold medications. Cold medications are not recommend at his age as they do not work and may be harmful. The following recommendations are effective and safe: (1) humidifier in the room at night while sleeping (2) nasal saline spray in the nose followed by suctioning out the congestion (3) Give a teaspoon - tablespoon of pure honey (local preferred) (4) Vicks vapor rub on the chest.
No OTC medicines. Most OTC medicines do not work in young children and have a higher rate of adverse effects. The cough is usually do to post-nasal drip. I recommend infant saline drops and using a bulb suction to get the mucus out of the nose. You can also runny the shower until the bathroom is steamy and then bring the baby in the room to help break up the mucus,
Is it ok to give baby of 2 month old augment as per dr. Presc and she is with fever runny nose cough and mild crep.!
Doctor's orders only. A baby that young should only given such medication under a physician's direction. The pediatrician will need to calculate the dose based on baby's weight and the diagnosis. You don't provide enough information to make a diagnosis but, if baby has a simple cold, antibiotics are usually not warranted. Make sure baby is seen by a doc before giving mess.
Yes. Your pediatrician should have prescribed a weight appropriate dose of the antibiotic. If they didn't think your child needed it, they wouldn't be prescribing it. Drug resistant bacteria from inappropriately prescribed antibiotics is a real problem, a problem that they should be aware of.