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Home remedy for an infant having running nose - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hello
User :   hi
User :   My 1 year old baby is having running nose.
Doctor :   since when ?
User :   The chill in delhi is getting worse now.
User :   since 2-3 days
Doctor :   i can understand that
Doctor :   is he having any fever ?
User :   no she is not having fever
Doctor :   ok
User :   okay
Doctor :   let me tell you better alternatives you can do
Doctor :   are you giving any medications by the way ?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok to begin with
Doctor :   1) Wipe the baby's nose and discard each tissue immediately. Use an ointment to moisturize the mouth and nose, and to prevent irritation.
User :   ointment such as
Doctor :   any vaporub
Doctor :   do you have a vaporizer ?
User :   yes for steam
Doctor :   you can keep a vaporizer in the room away from the bay and let the baby take the steam
Doctor :   let it fill the room
User :   can we put vicks vaporub in the steam
Doctor :   Look for an area that is away from the reach of the sleeping infant, preferably an area off the ground.
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   baby runny nose remedy is saline water. Saline water can be used to loosen up the mucus of the nasal cavity, and thereby, facilitating its expulsion. Just pour a few drops of saline water in your baby's nasal cavity, and then use a nasal aspirator to suction out the mucus from the nose. You can easily get saline solution in any chemist, or you can make it on your own by simply adding 1 part of salt to 3 part of slightly warm water
User :   ok..
Doctor :   Keeping the baby well hydrated is another important part of runny nose treatment.
Doctor :   its because of the cold
Doctor :   so keep your baby warm
Doctor :   and it will go away in no time
User :   can we start using heat blower
Doctor :   yes you can but make sure its not in direct way of your infant
Doctor :   maybe in one corner
User :   Doc, I am also having sore throat since morning, but it has just started, so is not pinching that much. Pl advise
Doctor :   i think its also because of the cold
Doctor :   well do salt water gargles with warm water
Doctor :   have tea with ginger
User :   ok
Doctor :   you can take some strepsils
User :   ok
User :   how many a day, strepsils
Doctor :   take them for 4 days
Doctor :   3 times . or when you feel the irritation is maximum
User :   ok
Doctor :   the cold wave is high this time
Doctor :   so do take good care
User :   ok..thanks doc..bye for now.
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   take care
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