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.