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Cough and colds of 7weeks baby?

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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics

In brief: Not much to do

Not much to do to help babies at this age.
Antibiotics do not kill viral colds and will not help. Cold medications are not approved for use at this age either. You can try nasal saline and bulb suctioning to get the snot out. I find that sitting in a hot, steamy shower (the water should not touch the baby - just sit in the steam) with the baby upright to get the snot to flow out, will help.

In brief: Not much to do

Not much to do to help babies at this age.
Antibiotics do not kill viral colds and will not help. Cold medications are not approved for use at this age either. You can try nasal saline and bulb suctioning to get the snot out. I find that sitting in a hot, steamy shower (the water should not touch the baby - just sit in the steam) with the baby upright to get the snot to flow out, will help.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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