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Child with cold, runny nose, cough, sneezing, occasional watery eyes. Treatment? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Mar-2013
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User:hello doc
User:I am having 4.5month baby girl
Doctor: please go ahead with your query
User:nowadays she is having cold
User:weather here is hot and she is sweating a lot
User:what i can do to cure her cold
Doctor:Sweating in hot weather isnormal
Doctor:You should make sure that she drinks adequate amounts of water
Doctor:can you please explain the other symptoms your child is having...
Doctor:like, is she having a running nose, sneezing, cough?
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User:i was asking about my 4.5 month baby girl
Doctor:Yes, please go ahead
User:she is having cold in this hot weather... she sweats a lot... but still having cold and little bit of cough
User:what could be reason of cold in this hot weather?
Doctor:Is she having running nose?
User:sometimes sneezing, cough also
User:sometimes water coming out of her eyes
Doctor:the possible reasons could be... Some viral infection
Doctor:or allergy to dust or smoke
User:she is always in home... no dust or smoke...
User:what could we do to cure her?
User:as she is very small... we can not give her tablets and all
Doctor:You should take her to a pediatrician (Child specialist)
Doctor:I can not tell you about the medicines as I have not examined your baby
User:ya... but can we use steam/vaporizer to cure her cold?
Doctor:She needs a proper examination by a pediatrician before any medicine can be given
Doctor:steam is fine, but may not be effective in such small babies
User:cold in hot weather... does using steam work for that?
Doctor:Weather has got nothing to do with cold
Doctor:it could be an infection
Doctor:and infection can happen any time
User:steam in hot weather is fine?
Doctor:but I request you to consult a pediatrician if the cold is causing trouble to your baby
User:no trouble... but it is there frm some time.. and not curing
User:another question regarding my wife
Doctor:If that is the case, it is unlikely to be cured by simple steam
User:post delivery she has some problems... she has minor fissure.... and now we are seeing 1 or 2 boils on her buttocks
Doctor:These boils are due to infection..
User:what can be done to cure that?
User:last 2/3 days she is seeing new boil coming up everyday near that area
Doctor:make sure that they do not get big, it is better to consult a surgeon to see if she needs just antibiotics or surgical drainage
Doctor:these kind of things should not be neglected, especially when there is a small baby in your home
Doctor:the infection can spread from the mother to baby
Doctor:Your wife should keep the area dry and clean
Doctor:she should wear cotton undergarments
Doctor:and see a surgeon at the earliest
User:she is already applying annovate cream for her fissure
Doctor:She n/8--7-eeds to see a surgeon for these boils..
User:we had seen a surgeon... and she given a month of applying cream
User:for fissure
User:that time she did not develop the boils
Doctor:That is the reason I am saying she needs to consult with a surgeon again for the boils
Doctor:Please consult a pediatrician for your baby
Doctor:is there anything else?
User:no, thats fine
Doctor:thank you for consulting me, goodnight
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