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Just born has severe cold, noisy breathing. Suggest remedy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 08-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good Afternoon
Doctor:Please proceed with your query.
User:hello doctor.. very good afternoon
User:my sister delivered a baby boy 20 days back
User:baby got severe cold because of that sneezing and he has some sound while breathing
User:can you suggest remedy for this
Doctor:Is he having any indrawing of chest?
Doctor:Is there fever?
User:indrawing means?
User:No fever
Doctor:While the baby is breathing, can you see the ribs becoming prominent?
Doctor:Is the baby trying hard to breath?
User:Not much
User:he is ok.. only thing is the sound while breathing
Doctor:Ok. Can you tell me how many times the baby is breathing in and out in a minute?
User:approx 20 times
Doctor:That is normal.
Doctor:Is there any bluish discoloration of the tip of nose or ear lobes?
User:Nothing like that
Doctor:Since there is no fever, no increase in the respiratory rate, or no bluish discoloration, there is nothing to worry.
Doctor:The noise while breathing may be from the nose, which might be blocked.
Doctor:You can use Saline nasal drops, 2 drops in each nostril, 3 times daily to clear the nostril.
Doctor:That will reduce the congestion.
Doctor:If fever or cough starts, please do consult a pediatrician.
Doctor:Are you following?
User:Ok - followed your suggestions
User:i have a thermometer at home -what should e the normal body temperature for baby?
Doctor:You can also use Vicks vaporub to apply on the chest, throat and over nose.
Doctor:Upto 98.6 degree is normal.
User:Ok fine doctor
Doctor:May I know the weight of the baby?
User:4 kgs
User:he was 4.36 at birth
Doctor:If mild fever is there, you can give Crocin Drops.
Doctor:5 drops three times daily orally should be fine.
User:ok.. followed
Doctor:Hope I have been of help to you.
User:and also he has some white discharge in eyes and water
Doctor:If anytime you feel that the baby is not doing good, make sure to visit the pediatrician.
User:Ok sure
Doctor:Watering and discharge from eyes can happen when there is nasal congestion.
User:before cold also he was having the same discharge
User:since form his birth... we are seeing the same
User:discharge in the sense
Doctor:I will give you a brief idea about the same.
User:we will have in the morning when we wake up right
User:ok please proceed
Doctor:There is small tube which connects between the eyes and inside of the nose. Normally the tears from the eyes passes to the nose through this channel.
Doctor:In babies, it is possible that this channel has not become open.
Doctor:For it to become open, everyday while bathing the baby, you can massage the side of the nose ( The area from near to corner of the eyes downwards).
Doctor:It is a very frequently seen situation. So no need to worry.
Doctor:In case, the discharge and watering of eye persists, you will need an ophthalmologist consultation.
Doctor:They will see if any blockage is there in the channel and then treat accordingly.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:yes doctor... clearly followed and it was really helpful
User:nothing else to ask you
User:Thank you
Doctor:I am Happy that I could be of help to you.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
User:Bye for now
Doctor:Bye for now.
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