Monday, April 19, 2010

Frequent Cold and Cough

Cough and cold are not uncommon in such small children, esp. when they go out to crowded places.
To prevent such infections, we can just suggest good balanced diet (including fruits), good general hygiene (washing hands at least 3-4 times a day & try to avoid outings unnecessarily, if possible. I understand many things you can’t avoid, still, if cold and cough starts, avoid things like cold drinks, ice creams and ice, as it may worsen the situation. If things don’t improve in initial 2-3 days, you must discuss with your doctor, nothing less than this. I don’t think there are any medicines, which can prevent the onset of such infection in children. Its only with age, when they grow up, their immunity improves and things get better.

No comments:

Post a Comment