medicine is needed for common cold because a virus that
cannot be treated completely causes it. The virus has
to be destroyed by the body’s own defense system.
Colds are common in young children, and five
or six colds a year are quite common. Babies
under 6 months of age are less likely to catch colds
because of the antibodies they receive from their mothers,
especially if they are breastfed.
But a cold usually associated with nose
block and can make breathing difficulty during
breast-feeding. Nose drops
will help to clear the nasal passage and provide significant
relief to the child.
Nose drops can be prepared at home. Take a cup of water
and add ½ teaspoon of salt, boil it and cool.
Make a fresh solution every few days keeping it in refrigerator.
Use a clean dropper to instill 1 to 2 drops in each
nostril about 3 to 4 times daily for common cold. Do
not use medicated nasal drops
without physician's advice as excessive use will cause
chemical rhinitis with rebound block.
inhalations will help to relieve the congestion
of the nasal tissues.
Congestion of the nasal passage
is usually the first sign of a cold. The patient may
have frequent sneezing and a severe headache and a watery
discharge from the nose and also nose block. The eyes
may be red and irritated. Slight temperature rise preceded
by chilly feelings and followed by sore throat, Hoarseness