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Can i give Mucolite syrup for cold in an infant?

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Posted on Mon, 18 May 2015
Question: my daughter is 12 weeks old.She is having cold. I am advices to give mucolite and wikoryl drops thrice a day. She is very sleepy ..pls suggest if i can give only mucolite for treatment?

Does bathing , sleeping under fan or AC has effect on common cold ?
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Answered by Dr. Awadhesh P Singh Solanki (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
cough syrups are causing drowsiness

Detailed Answer:
thanks for asking in HCM.
You daughter is just 12 weeks old.
better to avoid cough syrups. just nasal saline drops and mucolite are enough.
Visit your paediatrician again and ask her to discontinue it. Do not keep her in AC or direct FAN. As she is so small and high surface area, she can not tolerate it. So please avoid it.
Bathing once a week is enough. You can clean her by hot water sponging. Avoid daily bathing.
Visit your doctor to rule out any chances of chest infection.
Avoid cough syrups if their is no indication.
Take care
Regards
Dr Awadhesh P Singh Solanki
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Awadhesh P Singh Solanki (11 hours later)
Thanks for your input.

We are in XXXXXXX where the temp reaches till 50c in summer.sometimes we hv to use ac to bring the room temp down.Is it ok to use ac in hot place or complete no for infants ? once the cold is gone can ac/fan be used ?

The bathing instruction i hv to follow till she has cold or everytime? When she should take regular bath ?
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Answered by Dr. Awadhesh P Singh Solanki (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
maintain the room temperature according to baby.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for giving more information.
Answer of your questions:
1. you can use AC or FAN as you are living n XXXXXXX but try to keep room temperature 27-29 Celsius. Keep away from direct air. As she is just 12 weeks old so her body temperature will be greatly affected by room temperature.
2. cover her body with light cotton cloths, heavy blankets or aprons should be avoided.
3. avoid frequent bath upto the age of 4 months. As she is having cold so give bath in 4-5 days interval. you can clean her with hot water sponge. After recovery from you can bath her every alternate day with slightly warm water.
4. Avoid frequent handling by others as they can be a source of infections. Better to hold her after hand wash.
5. Avoid crowded or public areas.If she is having cold frequently.
Do not worry after age of 6 months her immunity will become more stronger and less care will be needed.
Hope i have answered your query.
Take care.
Regards
Dr Awadhesh P Singh Solanki
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Can i give Mucolite syrup for cold in an infant?

Brief Answer: cough syrups are causing drowsiness Detailed Answer: thanks for asking in HCM. You daughter is just 12 weeks old. better to avoid cough syrups. just nasal saline drops and mucolite are enough. Visit your paediatrician again and ask her to discontinue it. Do not keep her in AC or direct FAN. As she is so small and high surface area, she can not tolerate it. So please avoid it. Bathing once a week is enough. You can clean her by hot water sponging. Avoid daily bathing. Visit your doctor to rule out any chances of chest infection. Avoid cough syrups if their is no indication. Take care Regards Dr Awadhesh P Singh Solanki