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Child has been exposed to cough, cold and fever. How to prevent infection?

hi. my 3 week old granddaughter has been exposed to a cough , cold and fever by a young relative who is visiting at their house for the weekend. upon realizing that the little cousin was sick, they have been trying to keep the child away from the baby, but my daughter and son in law are concerned that the infant has already been exposed and don t know how to protect the baby for the remainder of the weekend. thanks
Asked On : Mon, 26 Nov 2012
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Ayurveda Specialist 's  Response
In this period most of child frequently suffer from cold, cough, fever etc,(Upper Respiratory Tract Infection)
Most of times this is viral/ allergic and its self limiting.
You should get her evaluated once for her complaint to get her examined physically by a pediatrician.

I would advice:
1. Avoid exposure to cold (cold make ciliary activity sluggish and hence the organisms tracking
down the airways cannot be swept out, making a progression to lower respiratory infection)
2. Keep your child warm (Wrapping with cotton cloth )
3. Stem inhalation with precaution.(Plain water do not add any decongestant like vicks etc)
4. Try to increase his immune system with proper and regular diet.
5. Maintain hygiene.
6. Don’t use more medicine
7. There are some baby chest rubs that can be used to help relieve nasal congestion as well.
8. You can use Palin saline nasal drop, Decongestant nasal drops induces rebound congestion and Condition may worsen.

I wish your baby recover soon.
Regards , Dr. Sagar Mhatre

Answered: Tue, 27 Nov 2012
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