Read Articles:


 The 411 on Natural Colic Remedies

 Being a Mom - Reflections on Mother's Day

 A Complete Guide For Parents To Choose The Best...

 How to Make Personalized Candle Gifts from Ordi...

 Baby Shower Planning and Hosting

 Why cockatiel is the best pet bird for the begi...

 From Penny Pincher to " Coupon Queen "

 SATELLITE TV BY DISH NETWORK DEALS A BLOW TO UN...

 How to Make Your Own Soap Favors for Weddings a...

 How to Make Your Own Refrigerator Magnets

 How to Save Money on Wedding and Baby Shower Fa...

 Pet Services Are A Multi-Billion-Dollar Industry

 Watering Your Young Childís Mind

 A New Yearís Resolution to Learn a New Language

 Ten Ha-Ha-Hilarious Kids Party Games

 Make a Fairy Garden For Your Kids Party

 A Guide To Successful Obedience Training

 Photography Poses Ė The Missing Ingredient

 Planning your Wedding Decoration Budget

 Baby Name Meanings

 Unique Baby Names

 A Simple Method for Choosing the Perfect Name f...

 Gift Baskets - Create Simple Easy Gifts For the...

 Developing Your Baby's Brain

 Weaning Puppies Is Only Natural

 Face Paint Recipes

 Make a Time Capsule To Preserve Family Memories

 Domestic Cleaning Advice: Computer Cleaning

 Your Baby Nursery - Decorating a Fabulous and F...

 The 5 Babysitter Commandments

 Baby Acne

 How to Choose a Baby Swing

 Playground Pettiness

 Tips For a First-Time Dad

 Benefits of Martial Arts Training For Kids

 Tips For a First-Time Mom

 Should a Toddler Wear Pull-Ups While Potty Trai...

 Weddings the Greek Orthodox Way

 Time Management for Stay at Home Parents

 What You Need To Know About House Slippers

More Article Pages 1 - 2 - 3 - 4

 

Baby Cold Symptoms and How to Give Care
 by: Leroy Chan

Remember how miserable you felt when you last had a cold? Can you imagine what your baby must feel when he experiences a cold for the first time?

Viruses are responsible for causing colds. Infected people spread the viruses when they sneeze or cough nearby healthy people. The virus gets into the nose and throat where it multiplies.

What Are The Symptoms?

When your baby has a cold, there will be a number of symptoms. He will be sneezing and have a runny nose. He may have a sore throat and it may be difficult for him to swallow. His glands may become swollen.

He may not feel like eating much and he could become irritable. A cough may develop. He may get a slight fever or have a body temperature of 101 to 102 degrees Fahrenheit.

When to Seek Medical Advice

If your baby is three months old or less and has cold like symptoms, you should contact a pediatrician immediately. Cold like symptoms in a baby three months old or less are misleading and could lead to a serious ailment.

On the other hand, if your child is more than three months old you should contact a doctor if you notice that he is breathing loudly and his nostrils expand out with each breath. His nails or lips are becoming blue. His mucus is thick, runny and green. He has a cough that hasnít gone a way for more than a week. His ears ache. His temperature is more than 102 degrees Fahrenheit. He has become more drowsy or grouchy.

How to Care For Your Baby

Medical experts tell us there is no cure for the common cold. However, there are ways to alleviate the miserable symptoms your baby undergoes.

Make sure he gets plenty of rest and extra fluids. If he has a fever, give him acetaminophen or if heís older that six months he may take ibuprofen (but donít give it to your baby if he is dehydrated or continuously vomiting).

If your child has a cough and is under three years old, donít give him a cough suppressing medicine unless it was prescribed by a pediatrician. Coughing rids the lower respiratory tract of mucus.

If your baby has nasal congestion, you can use a rubber suction bulb to draw out the mucus from his nostrils. If the mucus is too thick, you can apply saline nose drops to soften the mucus before extracting with the bulb. A humidifier can also be used in the babyís room to help liquefy the nasal secretions.

Concluding Thoughts

The best way for your baby to avoid a cold is to not have him near people who are infected. But if your baby gets a cold, the best thing you can do is make it comfortable for him. Soon his cold symptoms will disappear and heíll be back to health, that is, until the next episode. But by now youíll be ready for that, wonít you?

To learn more about newborns and what you can expect during your babyís first year visit: http://www.firstyearbabyadvice.com

Copyright © 2005 by NetEzShop - All Rights Reserved.



©2005 - All Rights Reserved