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No medicine is needed for cold because it is caused by a virus that cannot be treated completely.  The virus has to be overcome by the body's own defence mechanisms, which take anywhere from 10-14 days, regardless of which medicines are taken.  Colds are common in young children, and five or six colds a year are quite common. Babies under 6 months of age are less likely to catch colds because of the antibodies they receive from their mothers, especially if they are breastfed.

But a cold can cause a lot of distress, especially in young babies, because a blocked nose can make breathing difficult during feeding.  Therefore consult a doctor as soon as possible for a recommendation on nose drops.  Nose drops will help clear the nasal passage and provide significant relief to the child. 

Nose drops can also be prepared at home, in the following way: To 4 ounces (120 ml) of water, add 1/4 teaspoon salt, mix the solution, boil it and let it cool.  You can put 2-3 drops into each nostril. 

Since colds in children can rapidly lead to sinusitis or bronchitis, if your child complains of a sore throat or an earache, consult your doctor immediately.


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Reshma.3 years ago
one should have a nice steam twice or thrice a day. if you do this, you don't need to take any medicine.
Shanu.3 years ago
i usually take steam when i have cold. it really helps.
l,l,.3 years ago
kom o,o,..p.p
saraaa.3 years ago
saroj.3 years ago
do u really belive in giving steam to ur baby...i doubt my baby doesn't even drink warm milk
COLD.3 years ago
steam with tulsi leaves is proved already for cold at any age
SASIES.3 years ago
steam with tulsi leaves is proved already for cold at any age
me.3 years ago
i would take steam when i have cold.. but what with a baby of six months?
ajanta.3 years ago
gargle every day without fail with warm salty wather. this is really the best remedy for a lot of illnesses!
nancy.3 years ago
the best cure which i personally recommend is warm a handful of ajwain, tie it in a small bundle & let the baby sniff the fumes.keep on doing this for 4 to 5 times a day. see the results yourself.
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