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Cure for colds in infants - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   I need to ask how can we take care of a 3 months old baby suffering with cold
Doctor :  
User :   FYI, she is a pre-mature baby
Doctor :  
Usually, children below 6 months of age should not be given anything other than breast milk
Doctor :  
unless it is very much indicated
User :   ok
Doctor :  
So for common cold and such minor ailments
Doctor :  
no medications should be given ideally
Doctor :  
and if at all you want to take any medications, then always do it as per the Pediatrician's advice
User :   oka
User :   but in many cases we give them Paracetamol syrup for minor fever
User :   so is there any kind of mild syrup or any thing else that can help out
Doctor :   Yes, that is practised to minimise the adverse effects of fever

Doctor :  
but usually, breast milk is the best drug
Doctor :  
for children
User :   ok
Doctor :  
You should give it as per pediatrician's advice only
User :   ok
Doctor :   I hope you are getting my point
User :   yup, got it
User :   one more query
Doctor :   Sure

User :   My wife is also suffering with minor cold, which tablets she should go for?
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
You can give her T.Avil 25mg 2 times per day after food in the morning and night
User :   ok
Doctor :   And Dolo 650 for fever

Doctor :   2 times per day after food
User :   basically she feels cold, running nose and some pain in throt, i hope I am able to explain things to you
Doctor :  
and if there is symptoms, she can take an extra dose of both tablets in the afternoon
Doctor :  
Yes, I am aware of the symptoms
Doctor :  
You can go for the same tablets
User :   ok
User :   Thank you so much
Doctor :  
Dolo 650 is for fever, pain and/or headache
Doctor :  
And Avil is for reducing the pain and running nose
Doctor :  
Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   No, thank you
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