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Treatment for cold in just borns - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Child Health
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User :   hi doc
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi doc
User :   new born girl baby 25 days old
User :   got cold
Doctor :   Ok
User :   she sneez
User :   what precaution to be taken
User :   her mom also had cold
Doctor :   Most new borns will catch cold if she is not hydrated properly
Doctor :   That means the breast milk should be given more often
User :   she does give her
Doctor :   Ok increase the amount / timings of feed
Doctor :   Let other not touch the baby without washing hands
User :   k but is there to worry
Doctor :   and let others not kiss the baby
User :   k
Doctor :   Only mother who is at home should take care of all the needs of the baby
Doctor :   If the father goes to office, he should bath and change and then only touch the baby
User :   k
Doctor :   Let smokers not allowed in the baby's room
User :   k
User :   but if he smokes outside than come inside
Doctor :   Not allowed
User :   k
User :   what else to do
Doctor :   Keep the hand wash ready if someone wants to touch the baby
User :   doc if we giveher steam will do
Doctor :   Do not do that
Doctor :   Instead you can put a humidifier in the room away from the mother and baby's cot
Doctor :   The more the bondage between the mother and the baby the faster is the recovery
User :   its there but mom is also suffering from cold & fever
Doctor :   Not an issue
User :   k doc will that cold subsides as time passes
User :   or do we need to visit doc
Doctor :   It subsides on its own
User :   thanks a lot
User :   have a great day
User :   bye
Doctor :   Thank you
Doctor :   Bye for now
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