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Infant with cold, runny nose, watery eyes, breathing difficulty with weird cough sound, has intense sleepiness. What can be done?

ok i live with my nabor and last nite she said that she has been fighting a really bad cold for the last few weeks and i like my 7week old son has it. he cant breath unless sitting up when he cough it sounds like he is coughing in water he has a really bad runny nose and watery eyes and has been sleeping ALL DAY
Asked On : Wed, 2 May 2012
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Sounds like your boy is suffering from a upper respiratory tract infection(URI), most probably due to virus.
Watery eyes are common in URI and unless his eyes are red or has discharge you can wait and start your treatment for cold. If it is not coming down (ina week) then he needs an antibiotic eyedrops under an eye doctors supervision.
Since he is too young, do take him to his pediatrician where he can assess him and start him on antibiotics if needed. He needs a good sleep but wake him up for his feeding as he needs the nutrition to overcome his illness and he must be kept well hydrated.
Hope he gets well soon.
Answered: Wed, 2 May 2012
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