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Suggest Treatment For Cold And Cough In An Infant

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Posted on Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Question: I have checked with a pediatrician and used nasal saline drops for my baby and now she is coughing and the cold is still on should I go back to her for a check again?
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Answered by Dr. Pradeep Kumar Jain (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Better you take her again to the pediatrician

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Thanks for asking on this platform

Most common cause of cough, cold in pediatric age is some viral infection or allergy.
Giving nasal saline drop with some mucolytic (sputum thinning agent) and antiallergic helps in such cases.
Most of the time it is limited to upper Airways and improves with Conservative treatment but sometimes there can be involvement of lower Airways and there can be congestion.
With involvement of lower Airways usually there is breathing difficulty and poor feeding.
I won't get worried if baby is otherwise active, taking feeds well and there is no breathing difficulty.
I would request you to consult your pediatrician again for clinical evaluation and prescription of medicine for cough or other symptoms if needed.

I hope this helps.
Please let me know if you have any more questions.
With regards
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Follow up: Dr. Pradeep Kumar Jain (22 hours later)
One more doubt sir my baby is passing motion 8times a day and urinating also frequently and feeding is also good but I am worried about the motions is it ok to pass motion so many times in a day?
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Answered by Dr. Pradeep Kumar Jain (8 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Don't worry as it is normal in this age

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Thanks for follow up

Passing urine 8-10 times a day or once in 3-5 days is normal in this age. This is gastrocolic reflex which causes passage of stool immediately after having feeds.
I won't get worried if baby is active, accepting feeds well, passing urine adequately and there is no significant vomiting.
I hope this helps.
I shall be glad to help you further if you need any.

Regards
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Suggest Treatment For Cold And Cough In An Infant

Brief Answer: Better you take her again to the pediatrician Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for asking on this platform Most common cause of cough, cold in pediatric age is some viral infection or allergy. Giving nasal saline drop with some mucolytic (sputum thinning agent) and antiallergic helps in such cases. Most of the time it is limited to upper Airways and improves with Conservative treatment but sometimes there can be involvement of lower Airways and there can be congestion. With involvement of lower Airways usually there is breathing difficulty and poor feeding. I won't get worried if baby is otherwise active, taking feeds well and there is no breathing difficulty. I would request you to consult your pediatrician again for clinical evaluation and prescription of medicine for cough or other symptoms if needed. I hope this helps. Please let me know if you have any more questions. With regards