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Childhood-diseases

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Posted by: Katy | 2007/08/21

Q.

Cold/Flu - Go to docter?

My 5 month old is sick. From yesterday morning her nose are very blocked and her eyes are teary. I'm giving her Saline drops as well as steaming her room with humidifier.

She doesn't have a high fever, sometimes a low grade fever ie 37.1 degrees and then I give her Panado Infant drops which works.

At what point should I take her to the docter? I don't know whether it is just a cold or something more serious?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your baby seems to have a bad cold. You are treating this cold very well. The most important thing is to keep her nose clear with the saline drops and give her the Panado drops if she becomes feverish or uncomfortable. She does not have a fever and you are treating her cold so well that there is no need to see a doctor.

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