Emergency help is required for cold in babies if the baby:

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  • Common cold in babies occurs due to a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract (the baby’s throat and nose). The primary signs of common cold in babies include runny nose and nasal congestion.

    Don’t worry! You don’t have to give in and just wait for the inevitable to happen. There are steps you can take to help prevent the number of colds your baby will get. And, perhaps most important, there are steps you can take to ensure he never gets the flu.

  • Common colds in babies are more of a nuisance, rather than a cause for alarm but it is still important that you take the symptoms seriously. For children of 3 months or above, see your doctor if:

    Herbs such as slippery elm, wild cherry bark, sage leaves, mullein and licorice root can be used to make tea. A little honey can be added to this tea to sweeten it. This is an excellent remedy to treat cold in babies. Echinacea is an herb that enhances the immune system of the body. Herbalists consider Echinacea, as a ‘mother’s helper’. The herb can be used in the form of tincture or tea.

  • Cold in babies is a viral infection which is accompanied by running nose. One of the most common symptoms is the congestion of nose that can also cause breathing obstruction during cold in babies.

A "cold" in a baby's eye is referred to as conjunctivitis

If your baby is in daycare, there's not much you can do about the fact that she is exposed to more colds than babies who are cared for at home. You can ask daycare attendants to pay attention to washing their hands every time they change diapers, wipe a runny nose, or otherwise handle babies who may have a cold.