Allow Infants Aged 2 Months To Take Colds And Antibiotics?
my child is only 2 months old, I have a cold, almost want a month, can I not take antibiotic medicine? if you are allowed to drink it, it should be mixed with the same antibiotic medicine or take the medicine one by one. Thanks
There are several possible causes of coughing and colds in 2-month-old babies, the most common of which include:
Coughing and colds are conditions that are often experienced by children, including when he is still less than 1 year old. This is related to the immune system that has not been fully formed so it is susceptible to disease. In general, in one year, infants younger than 1 year can experience 8-10 episodes of coughing and colds. The most common cause of coughs and colds in infants and children is an upper respiratory infection by a virus (can be rhinofatingitis [inflammation of the nose and pharynx], tonsillitis (inflammation of the tonsils), or common cold [colds]). Generally, upper respiratory tract infections by the virus lasts for 3-14 days, depending on the ability of the child's immune system and contact with those around him who also experience upper respiratory tract infections.
Considering that the most common cause of coughs and colds in infants is a virus, actually antibiotics do not need to be used routinely because they are not beneficial for healing and even risk of causing germ resistance which has the potential to cause antibiotics to become unreliable when bacterial infection attacks children. Antibiotics are also hard drugs that their use should not be arbitrary, it needs prescription and supervision by a doctor. Therefore, you are advised to check your baby directly to the doctor or pediatrician so that you can do the necessary evaluation and treatment.
At home, it is advisable to always wash your hands with soap and running water before holding the baby, minimize baby contact with people around you who have the flu, keep the environment clean, reduce AC exposure in infants, and can also apply telon oil to make the baby feel more comfortable. Continue to give exclusive breastfeeding according to the baby's wishes (on demand), at least the baby gets breast milk every 2 hours. Do not delay going to the doctor if the baby looks crowded, increasingly fussy, fever or illness does not show improvement for more than 3 days.
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