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Child has cold, nasal congestion, cough. Blood when sneezing. Safe treatment?

My baby who is 3.5 months old was suffering from cold and nasal congestion for few days, later it reduced but cough started and he coughs throughout the day and more in the night. Now after about one week, again cold and nasal congestion started. Also found little blood colour today when sneezing . What would be the safe and effective treatment. He did not have any other symptom like fever.
Asked On : Sat, 16 Feb 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic,
Your child seems to have a common cold.
Due to nasal congestion , sneezing will cause bleeding from the weaker portions of nasal mucosa like Little's plexus.
The treatment includes oral drops for to decrease nasal congestion like antihistamine drops, mucolytic drops for cough, and to maintain nasal moisture and to clear nasal airways, saline nasal drops to be started.
So consult your Pediatrician for examination of your child and for medication.
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Sun, 17 Feb 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Michelle Gibson James's  Response
Hi, thanks for using healthcare magic

The small amount of blood you would have seen when sneezing is due to inflammation of the nasal passages as a result of the viral infection, it will resolve.
At his age , you can consider the use of normal saline drops or spray to help with the nasal congestion, baby rubs would also help and may provide some relief for the coughing as well.

You may want to consider propping him up in his crib, this would help with the nasal congestion and reduce coughing when preventing secretions from going into his throat.
It is also important that he remains hydrated.

Because of his age, do not hesitate to have him assessed if you remain concerned.

I hope this helps
Answered: Sun, 17 Feb 2013
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