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Common cold, Viral infection in infants - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   I have a six month old baby
Doctor :   ok
User :   Yesterday, he got little wet in the rain
User :   He is now suffering with common cold
User :   Could you please recommend some general medication that I can give him ?
Doctor :   Young babies, can get infected very soon, due to their low immune status
Doctor :   Before i can suggest anything, it is important to know what symptoms he has ?
User :   Yes, I understand
Doctor :   any other issues ?
User :   no fever but running nose
Doctor :   cough, breathing trouble ?
User :   no?
User :   some loss in appetite is also there. could be due to this
Doctor :   In that case, you can give him ambroxol syrup 5 ml twice daily
User :   no cough or breathing prob but watery eyes
Doctor :   that will help most of his symptoms
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   most common colds are viral in origin
Doctor :   hence antibiotics are not needed, as long as there is no fever
User :   is it antibiotic?
Doctor :   you are welcome
User :   thanks I shall follow your advice
Doctor :   In case it does not get better, please consult a doctor for a physical evamination and proper treatmet
User :   bye for now
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