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Childhood-diseases

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Posted by: Pip | 2007/12/13

Q.

Medicine for common cold - 4 month old

My baby has had a cold on and off for the past month... Each time the pead only recommends calpol. She did however prescribe Nasonex - but I don't want baby on that permanently. Is there anything else that can be given go rid her of the cold for good? She isn't at creche yet...

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It is very unusual for a baby to have so many colds. Nasonex is a cortisone spray used to treat nasal allergies and is not recommended for colds at all. It also should not be used in such a young baby.Give her a course of probiotic infant drops such as Reuteri once daily for 10 days to improve her immunity and also keep her nose clear by using twice daily infant saline nose drops.

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