Infant prescription incompetence

My wife, anxious because our baby is sick, was convinced she needed to go to the doctor on the third day of his cold. Note that I had a cold earlier, and his symptoms are the same. A bad cough with lots of phlem. Certainly it is disturbing to see the baby suffer, but my brief research is that there is really little to prescribe to a 10 month old boy when it comes to a common cold. It is most frustrating when fools she has never met, but converse with in various groups and forums online, convince her of the need to get some kind of medicine or other, and that not going to the doctor is being an incompetent mother.

The last time he was sick (with a fever, though it never got into the danger zone, she held out until the 5th day, and after the trauma of poking, prodding, a blood test and urine sample (he never peed but had a plastic bag adhesed to his privates), we find out, yes, as expected, a virus. Nothing to take. Trauma and needless expense.

This time, convinced by the complete wrongheadedness of social media, where people berate and make false claims about what a mother should do, etc., she takes our son to the doctor. His prescriptions?

Social media is canceling out any positive effects of the Internet as a vast source of information. For those, that is most people without the ability to assess the effectiveness of medicine, the echo chamber of wrong information in facebook, line, etc. is devastatingly depressing.