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What medication can be taken to treat colds in babies who have not been given the BCG vaccine ?

my baby is only seven days . He did not have taken his BCG my baby is only 7days. He didn t have taken B.C.G. & other born vacsins . Now he is suffering from a common cold . He only taken Hepatites B. Kindly suggest me any madicene of cold.
Wed, 25 Jan 2012
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General Surgeon 's  Response
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common cold is self limiting and does not need any medicine
if temp above 100degree f h crocin drops may be given
it is always better to consult paediatrician and get a check up
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Pediatrician Dr. Jasbir S Chugh's  Response
Dear Manoj
A seven days old baby generally has nasal blockage rather than running nose. However it is not uncommon to have nasal discharge due to common cold. If the discharge is watery and there is excessive sneezing then it is a viral flu like infection and the baby recovers after a few days without any medicine. However if a thick yellowish or greenish discharge comes out especially when the baby sneezes, it is suggestive of a bacterial infection which needs to be treated with appropriate antibiotics to be advised by your pediatrician. So best will be to consult your pediatrician. Any infection seemingly mild in a newborn baby should not be ignored and timely treatment must be sought without delay.
Get the BCG vaccination as soon as possible but it won't cure or protect the baby against cold as BCG is for prevention against TB only.
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my baby is only seven days . He did not have taken his BCG my baby is only 7days. He didn t have taken B.C.G. & other born vacsins . Now he is suffering from a common cold . He only taken Hepatites B. Kindly suggest me any madicene of cold.