How To Deal With Colds In Infants?

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Can I consume demacolin for my cold baby? I myself am in good health.

1 Answer:

Hello Nur Laili Buchori,

Demacolin is a drug that contains a mixture of Paracetamol, Pseudoephedrine HCl, and Chlorpheniramine maleate. This medicine can be used to relieve cold symptoms accompanied by fever.

Drugs contained in demacolin can be secreted into breast milk.

 Paracetamol is a relatively safe drug to use when breastfeeding. Pseudoephedrine should be avoided when breastfeeding because it can interfere with breast milk production and cause the baby to be fussy / nervous. Chlorpheniramine maleate can cause drowsiness removing the drug taken and can cure the baby is not the right treatment method. The mother will not know what dose of drug that comes out of breast milk which is then taken by the baby.

If the baby has a fever, the baby can be treated by:

 Warm compresses Remove clothes when high fever, do not cover with thick clothes or thick blankets Measure body temperature with a thermometer at regular intervals (normal body temperature 36.5 - 37.6 degrees Celsius). Thermoregulate so that the baby's temperature between normal temperatures Give paracetamol with baby preparations and the dose for the baby if needed Colds in infants must not all of them should be immediately given medication. Most colds in infants are caused by a viral infection, which means the disease is self-limiting or can heal itself without specific treatment. Colds with mild symptoms such as runny nose or lots of feces and babies are still very active in moving, crying, and breastfeeding and there are no severe symptoms such as rapid breathing, shortness of breath, lots of diarrhea, the child looks lethargic, can be overcome by the following ways:

 Clean the baby's nose regularly, especially after drinking ASI Give ASI as usual or more often Adjust the condition of the baby's sleeping room so that it is not too cold and dry. Use a humidifier to avoid irritation of the baby's airways due to dry air. If your baby is> 6 months old, you can give him a warm drink to help relieve nasal congestion. Pat your baby's back in a holding position or if you can sit upright, leave it in a sitting position, this can help expel fluids from the respiratory tract. Wash hands with water flow and soap before interacting with babies Adults who have coughs and colds should not be in close contact with babies or wear masks to prevent transmission to babies If there are severe or emergency signs such as high fever in infants <6 months, shortness of breath, babies will not suckle at all and looks weak, not urinating for> 12 hours, the sound of wheezing when the baby breathes, you should take the baby to the doctor for a direct examination. Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.

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