Dosage Of Medicine For Babies Aged 5.5 Months?

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Evening, I want, tx Is it safe for a 5 month old baby 5 months to take alco drop cold medicine, and what dose, thank you

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Hi Love,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Please note beforehand, that giving any medicine to babies (except over-the-counter drugs) should ONLY be done under the supervision of a doctor, including cold medicine. This is because there are many risks of side effects that may arise from inappropriate drug administration, ranging from allergies, to other more serious complications.


Colds in infants are generally harmless, namely due to exposure to environmental temperatures that are too cold. Complaints may worsen in infants who basically do have a predisposition to allergies (usually inherited genetically). Not only colds, there are also babies who experience cough, watery eyes, itchy nose, shortness of breath, itchy skin, rash, swelling, and so on. If it's just a cold that your baby has, then you really don't need to worry.


In addition, colds can also arise due to other factors, such as viral infections, bacterial infections, the nose that is ingested by foreign objects (eg nuts, beads), nasal septal deviation, nasal polyps, and so on.


Although most are harmless, babies with colds can be a cause for concern for parents. This is because, the blockage of the respiratory tract often makes the baby more fussy.


Therefore, treatment is still needed. If your baby's cold has only appeared for less than 3 days and is not accompanied by fever, nosebleeds, vomiting, shortness of breath, or other complaints, you can take the following initial treatment steps:

Protect baby from exposure to cold temperatures, animal dander, dust mites and pollen
Get used to maintaining personal hygiene before contact with babies
Clean the house and change the sheets and curtains regularly so that they don't get dust or mites
Bathe baby with warm water
Dry baby in the morning sun (below 9 o'clock)
Give baby exclusive breast milk
Do not give any medicine to the baby unless it is prescribed directly by the doctor

If the complaint does not improve within 3 days, or other complaints appear as mentioned above, try to check your baby directly to the doctor so that the best treatment is given.


I hope this helps.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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