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Baby is having cold. Can it be cure automatically ?

hi.My son is 1y 8months old.he is having doctor prescribed Asthalin and aleriod for this.we are giving daily 2 dose for 10 days.but cold is not cured.he is getting this cold once in 2 months and we are giving these same syrup.whether these medicines will have any major side effect. my wife is not eager to give medicines.her policy is that the cold will automatically go off. your suggestions pls
Asked On : Wed, 2 Feb 2011
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Hi Murali,

If your child is having recurrent cold, he must be having either allergic problems or adenoid hypertrophy. You can try using saline nasal drops 2 drops 3times/day and give Syr. Actifed safely, these does not have side effects. Before that, please consult your ENT specialist and get a thorough examination done.

Dr. Naveen Kumar
Answered: Wed, 2 Feb 2011
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