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    Jennifer Sims Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Feb 27, 2016, 05:59 AM
    5 month old baby
    My 5 month old baby has a cold
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    Feb 27, 2016, 07:52 AM
    Babies tend to get colds. Treat the symptoms and keep baby hydrated.
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    Feb 27, 2016, 10:39 AM
    As J_9 said, treat symptoms for comfort. Most recent recommendation is to avoid cold medicines with babies and young children.

    If needed, saline nose drops might be considered, along with a nasal aspirator for nasal congestion ( really only necessary if congestion makes breathing or feeding difficult), a humidifier can help ( be sure to clean regularly), slightly elevate head of mattress ( you can buy wedge for this very purpose), and offer plenty of fluids.

    When in doubt, a quick call to the baby's doctor, or asking the pharmacist, can give you some peace of mind.

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