Tips on How to Prevent and Cure Cough and Cold in Newborns | Dr. Sanjay Wazir

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Prevention is the best thing, and then you know anybody in, it comes from

somebody in the family who has a cough and cold.

If possible, at least that person should stay away from the baby.

Most colds would resolve on their own, they don't need to be treated.

It is the discomfort associated with cold that

needs to be treated, so you for a newborn, for example when the nose is blocked

then they find it difficult to breathe and if you find difficult to breathe then

you know the only way he can breathe is to keep his mouth open.

So you need to keep the nose clean by keeping the baby slightly

elevated by gravity.

The secretions would go down and you can suck

out the mucus using a nasal aspirator which is available in the market these days

very easily and you can put the saline drops in the nose so that at least

it keeps it moist and hydrated and you can use a cold humidifier just next to

the baby so that it will keep the whole micro environment around the baby a little

humidified and keep the nostrils like not too crusted or obstructed.

Most babies would be able to, you know tide over that five to seven days of period but

if they have an ear pain or if they had a ear discharge or they find a difficulty in

feeding significant, then you should see a doctor.