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How can severe cold, cough and sneezing in a child be treated?

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Dr. Sumanth Amperayani

Pediatrician, Pulmonology

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Posted on Thu, 20 Dec 2018 in Child Health
Question: Hello five month old baby has a cold for the past few days and he was sneezing and counghing is the third day into the cold and the coughing has been more on the higher side..whay should I do?
Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani 41 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Looks like cough and cold of viral cause.

Detailed Answer:


Cough and cold are viral 95% of the times in children. For cold you can use anti-allergics like cetirizine and for nose block, saline nasal decongestants will do. Paracetamol can be given , that too only if fever is more than 100F. I suggest not using combination medicines for fever, especially with Paracetamol.

For cold you can use Cetrizine.

For nasal block, plain saline nasal drops will do, every 4-6th hourly to relive nasal congestion.

Hope my answer was helpful for you.

Dr. Sumanth Amperayani, Pediatrician, Pulmonology

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