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What's best for my baby's cold?

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Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Fluids and rest

Same as what's best for you.
The body's immune system does great clearing cold viruses; we do best when we help it do its job using lots of fluids, rest, raising the head of their bed at night, running a cool mist humidifier, nasal saline drops. Use bulb suctioning to clear their nose. Mild fevers actually help fight the cold; don't stop fever if it isn't making them miserable & isn't too high.

In brief: Fluids and rest

Same as what's best for you.
The body's immune system does great clearing cold viruses; we do best when we help it do its job using lots of fluids, rest, raising the head of their bed at night, running a cool mist humidifier, nasal saline drops. Use bulb suctioning to clear their nose. Mild fevers actually help fight the cold; don't stop fever if it isn't making them miserable & isn't too high.
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Dr. Gregg Alexander
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Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics

In brief: Fluids and rest

Now that the american academy of pediatrics does not recommend otc cold remedies for children under 4-6 year old, the mainstay of treatment of colds in a baby is to clear the babies nostril out with Normal Saline drops and a rubber bulb syringe, especially before feeding and before sleep, and to use a humidifier if your atmosphere tends to be dry.
It may also help to raise the head of the bed.

In brief: Fluids and rest

Now that the american academy of pediatrics does not recommend otc cold remedies for children under 4-6 year old, the mainstay of treatment of colds in a baby is to clear the babies nostril out with Normal Saline drops and a rubber bulb syringe, especially before feeding and before sleep, and to use a humidifier if your atmosphere tends to be dry.
It may also help to raise the head of the bed.
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
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