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What are some cold medicine alternatives for my baby?

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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Saline & humidifier

Saline nasal spray is very beneficial to treat a cold in a baby.
It is very safe as it is made of salt water. A cool mist humidifier with water is also a great natural decongestant and really helps thin the mucousy coughs. Unfortunately, cold medications are not recommended for babies as they may cause dangerous side effects (and most do not work very well for them anyway!).

In brief: Saline & humidifier

Saline nasal spray is very beneficial to treat a cold in a baby.
It is very safe as it is made of salt water. A cool mist humidifier with water is also a great natural decongestant and really helps thin the mucousy coughs. Unfortunately, cold medications are not recommended for babies as they may cause dangerous side effects (and most do not work very well for them anyway!).
Dr. Lisa Roberts
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Cool mist vaporizer

Cold medications should not be used in babies or children.
They are not effective and babies and children are often overdosed on them. Use a cool mist vaporizer, saline nose drops and suctioning the nose with a suction bulb made for babies.

In brief: Cool mist vaporizer

Cold medications should not be used in babies or children.
They are not effective and babies and children are often overdosed on them. Use a cool mist vaporizer, saline nose drops and suctioning the nose with a suction bulb made for babies.
Dr. Diane Minich
Dr. Diane Minich
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