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Suggest treatment for severe cold in infant

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Posted on Tue, 19 May 2015
Question: Hi I delivered a baby who is 22 days old and currently having severe cold and I have taken dolo cold .is it safe during lactation since I have sinus problem I'll get cold often will it harm baby
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Answered by Dr. Arun (21 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
no harm will be done

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for writing to us.
Usually cold is viral.
It should settle in a few days. Dolocold is one of the few medicines which can be safely taken during breastfeeding.
Even then it is better to restrict it to minimum.
Try other methods like steam inhalation and salt water gargling.
Don't worry.
Your baby will be fine. No harm will be done.
If your sinus problem persists do consult your doctor and get yourself checked.
Drink plenty of liquids to keep hydrated.
Wishing your baby good health.
Regards
Dr Arun
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Arun (4 minutes later)
Thanks Will my baby too get cold since I have cold
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Answered by Dr. Arun (3 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
possible

Detailed Answer:
It is possible not by feeding but because you have to be with him.
Try washing your hands frequently before handling baby.
That is the only way to prevent cold spreading.
Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Arun (5 minutes later)
OK Thanks if he gets cold should I need to take to paediatrician imme as he 22 days old .Will he deny feeding if he has cold
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Answered by Dr. Arun (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
yes

Detailed Answer:
Especially at his age do take him to your pediatrician if he gets cold.
If treated he may continue feeding.
Don't worry
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Arun (25 minutes later)
can we take allercet during lactation if solo cold not giving any results
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Answered by Dr. Arun (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
avoid allercet

Detailed Answer:
Allercet is not recommended in lactation.
If not improving consult your doctor.
For sinusitis he may prescribe antibiotics if required
Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: no harm will be done Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for writing to us. Usually cold is viral. It should settle in a few days. Dolocold is one of the few medicines which can be safely taken during breastfeeding. Even then it is better to restrict it to minimum. Try other methods like steam inhalation and salt water gargling. Don't worry. Your baby will be fine. No harm will be done. If your sinus problem persists do consult your doctor and get yourself checked. Drink plenty of liquids to keep hydrated. Wishing your baby good health. Regards Dr Arun