Colds in Infants

see also ColdsColds in Children

Quite common in young babies, but not harmful unless they interfere with feeding, or spread to throat, lungs, ears, or brain. Decongestant nose drops (1% saline solution or 0.5% Ephidrine, both obtainable from chemist) can be given just before feeding or sleeping if a stuffy nose is causing problems, but always in strict accordance with instructions on bottle and never for more than a day at a time as they can damage sensitive lining of nose. Homeopathic remedies should always be tried first.

See Colds for suitable homeopathic remedies and self-help measures.

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Related to Problems in Infants
  National Deaf Children's Society
  Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths (FSID)
  La Leche League Great Britain
  National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)
  Cry-sis Helpline
  National Asthma Campaign

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