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Common Cold In Children - How To Stop It?

Dr. Nash Kamdin 95% (5182 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Common Cold In Children - How To Stop It?

Children are highly at risk of developing a common cold. It has been said that 22 million school days are lost each year because of the common cold. This can easily be prevented by a number of simple measures.

Here are the most common methods which people take to make sure that they do not catch the flu:

1. Make your child wash their hands
This is the most common reason for children getting the common cold. It is possible that whatever you touch may get infected with your germs and pass on to your children. This can happen even hours later. Therefore, it is crucial that you wash your hands as often as possible and if this is not possible, you should at least make your child use a hand sanitizer.


2. Do not sneeze into your hands
When you sneeze into your hands, the virus clings to your hands. Therefore, when you sneeze, try to sneeze into a tissue or at least into the inside of your elbow so that your child does not get a cold.


3. Make your child not touch your face
Colds can only enter your body through the eyes, nose and mouth. Tell your kids not to touch their faces so that they do not catch a virus.


4. Make your child do aerobic exercise
Aerobic exercise increases your heart rate and this means, that it also increases the ability of the body to kill viruses.


5. Give your child foods with phytochemicals
Green, red and yellow vegetable and fruits are very good at fighting off viruses. Eat them so that the natural virus fighting ability of the body is increased.


6. Do not allow your child to come near smoke
Smoking reduces the body's ability to fight off cold. This is why smokers get more severe and more frequent colds. It has been said that one cigarette can stop cilia from working for 30 to 40 minutes.


7. Relax 
There is also a lot of evidence that your immune system is stronger when you are not stressed out. Try to see that your child is not stressed from school or any other place which may cause them stress.
 

Hello My son is 3.9 years and Is shivering continuously Fever is not there yet. What should I do?

MRCPCH (London), DNB Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Most common reason for shivering is infection. It can be trivial like common cold to serious type like developing pneumonia or urinary tract infection. So keep an eye on his body temperature which might develop sooner or later on. Make him eat something, low blood sugar can cause this. Stress can induce shivering. The reason could be related to school, friends, family etc. If his hands and feet are cold, cover him for some time and check the body temperature with a thermometer in his armpit for 3 minutes. If he develops fever or shivering doesn't disappear then visit a paediatrician.
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Dr. Ne mere bacche ke lite xpect LS diyi hai won 1.5 sal ka hai Kya mai isse de Santa hu 2.5 ml savere aur sham ko.

MRCPCH (London), DNB Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Dr. Ne mere bacche ke lite xpect LS diyi hai won 1.5 sal ka hai Kya mai isse de Santa hu 2.5 ml savere aur sham ko.
Namaste. Agar doctors ne isi illness ke consultation ke baad medicine di hai, to jarur dena Chahiye. Aap Syp. Xpect LS three times de sakate ho. Xpect LS me wo ingredients hote hai jo cough aur chest congestion me kaam aate hai. Agar abhi ke illness ke liye paediatrician se consult nahi kiya hai to achcha ye hoga ki aap doctors ko consult karane ke baad hi use koi medicine de dijiye.
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My baby is now 3 years 4 months, we were using pediasure for her but she was facing lot of constipation so we have stopped giving that milk powder from last 1 month now she is OK so we wanted to start giving her milk so which is the best milk powder in India can you please suggest us.

BHMS Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery
Homeopath, Delhi
You can take strong and smart nutritional powder of modicare it is avilable online .it is very good for building your immunity. It is available in chocolate flavour.
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Hi sir, I wanna ask you that I have 1.5 years son and he is suffering from cough n cold. How much quantity can be given to kufril LS for my baby.

MRCPCH (London), DNB Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Hi sir, I wanna ask you that I have 1.5 years son and he is suffering from cough n cold. How much quantity can be giv...
Syp. Kufril LS is not a medicine for simple cold and cough as it has some extra ingredients. It is used when child is having cough along with chest congestion that too after ruling out signs of pneumonia. So do not use it on your own. You can use over the counter syrups like Sinarest AF or Tixylix. My advice would be to consult a paediatrician for right diagnosis and proper medicine.
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It's safe to give Ashwagandha to 2.7 years old boy. will it increase immune system. How to increase immune system for my boy.

Dr. Mandakini 93% (1030 ratings)
Bams
Ayurveda, Noida
It's safe to give Ashwagandha to 2.7 years old boy. will it increase immune system. How to increase immune system for...
No not safe, instead of ashwagandha give natural source, at this age child need proper diet along with nutrition so it can gain due to fruits, green vegetable, dryfruits, in diet includes milk, curd,daal, citrus fruit etc and physical activity like outdoor game's, even can take chywanprash so always try to best with natural source not with medicine, let it be for emergency or in extreme case otherwise natural source is enough.
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My son is three years old. His one testicle is in its normal place and another testicle is there but instead of normal place it is above the place. At first when he born that testicle is near waist but as the months passed it's comes down. So my question is that shall it comes to its normal place. What will be time period to come in normal place or It's necessary to do operation Please advice Please advice in details?

MS - General Surgery, Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery(FMAS), Diploma in Advanced Laparoscopic surgery, Training in Laparoscopy
General Surgeon, Srinagar
My son is three years old. His one testicle is in its normal place and another testicle is there but instead of norma...
Hello there. Both testis should be at the proper place by the time a male child is born. Sometimes it might be delayed due to prematurity, but not greater than one year age. Your Child is 3 years now. I would suggest you to consult a good pediatric surgeon to rule out condition called undescended testis so that timely treatment is given before any permanent damage to testis occurs. Hope your query is cleared.
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My son is 2 years 2 months old. His weight is 10. 3 kg only. What I can do to improve his weight. He is also started itching around anal area from past 2 days. What it is?

Dr. Karuna Chawla 95% (10134 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Noida
My son is 2 years 2 months old. His weight is 10. 3 kg only. What I can do to improve his weight. He is also started ...
Itching may be due to worms. You need to do regular deworming. Give him nutritious well balanced small diets at regular intervals.
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Hi my baby boy is 15 months old. How to stop breastfeeding and divert him to bottle feeding. He is very poor in eating does not like to eat anything what should I do to make him eat and gain weight. And he have only 6 teeth yet 4 up and 2 down.

Dr. Deepak Ruhlan 90% (164 ratings)
MD Ayurveda
Pediatrician, Bathinda
Hi my baby boy is 15 months old. How to stop breastfeeding and divert him to bottle feeding. He is very poor in eatin...
Teeth are okay. Nothing to concern. You should try upper feed. Anyway it is not a disease, it is a matter of habit. You have to develop.
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My son is 2 years old he is not eating anything and he will irritate very much he will always cry what to do?

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chennai
My son is 2 years old he is not eating anything and he will irritate very much he will always cry what to do?
Try to provide some variety and colourful recipes. Nutrient and energy dense foods choices are recommended. Avoid giving sticky foods.
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