Childhood Diseases

Posted by: ZAY | 2009/03/02


please help 11 month old baby with flu

Dear prof my baby is 11 months old she has the flu she is coughing and her nose is running its occassionally green mucus out of the nose she was abit hot but not extremely this is since last week thursday 26 feb09
I have been giving her salex daily, occassionally putting some karvol on her pillow and in the humidifier and giving her panado when she feels extremely hot also rubbing breath easeon her chest I dont what else i can do how long to have to wait for this to go away or should she been seen by a dr


Expert's Reply



Your baby has avery bad cold which has also affected her chest causing a condition called bronchiolitis. This is a viral illness and antibiotics are not required. In most cases babies recover within about 10 days or so. The main thing that you should do is to keep her nose clear which you are doing with the Salex. Use Salex nose drops at least twice a day every day until she is better.It should not be necessary to see a doctor unless her fever remains high or she appears to be short of breath or breathes rapidly.

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