Suggest remedies for recurrent cold in a 4 month old infant
He was admitted in hospital when he was all of 3 months with cough and no milk intake vomiting and higher breathing rate.
One doc says give maxtra and does not advice for nebulisation
On second opinion the doctor recommended nebulisation and no maxtra below 2 years. Help what should I do for the kid to relieve him of cold and cough and increase his milk intake. This time he has fever ranging from 99.6 to 100.6
Maxtra caj b given when indicated in correct dose
Welcome to HCM.
Thank you for the post.
I have gone through your post and understand your concern.
First of all a 4 month old baby can !get respiratory infections at least 3- 4' times in the first year
It is usually viral or allergic!
To prevent this u can do the following
1) Please avoid many people handling the baby
2) anyone with cold and cough or running nose should not go near the baby
3)Avoid others and strangers kissing the baby
4)Do not expose the baby to crowded places like weddings.malls etc
5)Keep the room where baby sleeps neat and tidy!
6)Reg nebulizer it is indicated only if there is wheezing detected by a doctor.
Otherwise it is not necessary routinely.
Reg maxtra it has anti allergic medicine which can make the baby drowsy. So again do not use unless ordered by the paediatrician.
Any baby with cold and cough will not feed properly during that time ! So give some time for baby to recover. Do not worry!
Hope this helps.
Good luck, God bless u all
Wheezing causes breathing difficulty.
You cannot do anything to prevent it once an episode occurs. Prevention of triggering factors like cold air, pollens, smoke etc is the only way.
Cover the baby adequately ( not overclothing) with the clothing.
When there is family history of allergy or asthma this happens. Look for any difficulty in breathing, wheezing baby needs immediate medical help.
Hope this helps.