Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Peas | 2011-05-24

Q.

How to treat a cold

Hi Professor,

I think my 2 year old has a cold. He sneezes and has a cough at night. His nose is not running yet. Please tell me what medication I can use on him.

Thank you.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

If your little boy is eating and drinking well and he is sleeping normally,you do not have to do much at all. Colds are caused by virus infections and most children recover after 4 to 7 days without any treatment.It is important to keep his nose clear by using saline nose drops or spray if his nose is blocked. If he has a fever then use Panado or Calpol syrup as needed.

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