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Hi.. My baby is 5month old.. She has cold and

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Posted on Wed, 6 Feb 2019
Question: Hi.. My baby is 5month old.. She has cold and cough.. Last 3days..we have given maxtra.. Now it little bit better.. But she is making sound while feeding.. And voice is breaking.. Is there any concern..
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Answered by Dr. Prasad (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Try saline nasal drops...

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Nasal congestion makes it difficult to feed. It also causes noisy breathing. I am not sure what you meant by "voice is breaking". Do you feel his voice is hoarse / feeble compared to what it was earlier when he was normal?

In this context, I'd suggest you try saline nasal drops 1 drops in both nostril frequently. If necessary it can be used every alternate hours. I'd recommend you using it few minutes before feeding and see if the condition improves.

It's good to know he is getting better now. If he is on recovery course, then I would not be overly worried for now.

Hope this helps. Let me know if you need clarifications.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Prasad (11 hours later)
Yes hoarse sound.. And she is very quiet these day.. One more question.. Can we apply baby body massage oil on head during cold and cough..
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Answered by Dr. Prasad (12 hours later)
Brief Answer:
No real problems with massage oil...

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

If you feel the hoarseness/feeble voice is severe, it would be worthwhile to get her examined by a doctor.

Most often the cause is a viral illness and will resolve in a few days. Unless the child is less active and drowsy, it should resolve on its own. Try saline nasal drops available over the counter such as Nasomist / nasoclear nasal drops.

There is no real concerns with massaging. You may use baby massage oil if the child is comfortable. Avoid bathing the child. Keep her covered, warm and comfortable. Try and breast feed the child as much as possible.

Hope this helps. Let me know if you need clarifications.

Regards
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Brief Answer: Try saline nasal drops... Detailed Answer: Hi, Nasal congestion makes it difficult to feed. It also causes noisy breathing. I am not sure what you meant by "voice is breaking". Do you feel his voice is hoarse / feeble compared to what it was earlier when he was normal? In this context, I'd suggest you try saline nasal drops 1 drops in both nostril frequently. If necessary it can be used every alternate hours. I'd recommend you using it few minutes before feeding and see if the condition improves. It's good to know he is getting better now. If he is on recovery course, then I would not be overly worried for now. Hope this helps. Let me know if you need clarifications. Regards