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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Cold and Cough

Common Cold is common among children aged 6 months to 5 years.

It is a viral infection which heals on its own.

There is no “cure”. There is no “vaccine.

The “Flu vaccine” does not prevent “recurrent cold and cough.

“Cold medications” are not recommended. Antibiotics should be avoided. Though the pharmacies are stocked full of various medications, none is effective. Giving these medications could lead to side effects.

A paediatrician could confirm a common cold and rule out pneumonia, ear infection or allergy. Then one could safely wait and let the “Cold” run its course.


  1. Doctor, I agree cold does not have cure.... I hav seen people trying diff medicines n home recipes... but of course it runs its course reluctantly...,,
    But Vicks like products r advertised as reducing the uneasiness during cold..... do they help or harm?

  2. Hi Rashmi,
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I am not sure if Vicks etc are effective. I don't recommend.

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