newborns with colds
Understanding the Common Cold
- The common cold is a viral infection that can affect babies of all ages. - It's important for parents to recognize the symptoms and know how to provide care.
Recognizing Symptoms of Common Cold
Look out for common cold symptoms in babies:
- Runny or stuffy nose - Sneezing and coughing - Mild fever - Irritability and fussiness
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Causes of Common Cold in Babies
- The common cold is usually caused by viruses like rhinovirus. - Babies can catch it through contact with infected people or surfaces.
Prevention from common cold
- Encourage handwashing and sanitize toys. - Limit exposure to sick individuals. - Ensure your baby gets enough rest and a balanced diet.
What to do if the common cold becomes critical
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as early as possible for proper treatment. - Avoid using any over-the-counter medications as it may cause any side effect to the health of your baby.
When to Call the Doctor
Contact a pediatrician if
: - Your baby is under 3 months old with a fever. - Symptoms worsen or persist. - Breathing difficulties arise.
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