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Can I give banana to my 7 month baby having cough? Wot type of food is contraindicated in the case of cough and cold?

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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Baby cough treatment

You can take steps to ease the symptoms of cough.
If the cough is due to a common cold, try plenty of fluids and keep the air moist using a humidifier. If the nasal passages are congested, try saline nose drops to loosen thick nasal mucus, and suction the nose. For the cough due to acid reflux, try smaller, frequent feedings, frequent burping, keeping the baby upright during/after feedings.

In brief: Baby cough treatment

You can take steps to ease the symptoms of cough.
If the cough is due to a common cold, try plenty of fluids and keep the air moist using a humidifier. If the nasal passages are congested, try saline nose drops to loosen thick nasal mucus, and suction the nose. For the cough due to acid reflux, try smaller, frequent feedings, frequent burping, keeping the baby upright during/after feedings.
Dr. Michio Abe
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Dr. Martin Ostro
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

There are no foods which aggravate colds.
The proteins in dairy products can become intertwined with mucus in your throat making it feel thicker leading to the mistaken belief that dairy products increase mucus production. The other important aspect of feeding an infant with a cold is adequate hydration. Make sure your baby drinks enough so you have to frequently change wet diapers.

In brief: Yes

There are no foods which aggravate colds.
The proteins in dairy products can become intertwined with mucus in your throat making it feel thicker leading to the mistaken belief that dairy products increase mucus production. The other important aspect of feeding an infant with a cold is adequate hydration. Make sure your baby drinks enough so you have to frequently change wet diapers.
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