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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Age ??: Early infancy is marked by marked sensitivity to irritants ; dependence on narrow nasal passages for breathing. Later childhood employs mouth breathin ... Read More
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Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Shots: Giving Tylenol (acetaminophen) may be helpful. There are also topical numbing medications, such as EMLA that may help. All the best and I hope he feel ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Cool compress: Topical applications generally do nothing but make you feel good about doing something. The discomfort is caused by a complex interaction of local and ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
25 years experience Pediatrics
Nebulizer: Be sure the mask fits properly. Some mist will escape and it will not hurt her.
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Check the fit: Some leaking of mist around the nebilizer mask is normal, and for the most part produces no health risk. Most children will close their eyes as a nor ... Read More
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Humidifier: A humidifier is not a baby idea in the baby's room if the air is dry or if a nocturnal cough is present. Keep the machine clean and use clean water.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
10 years experience Family Medicine
Baby vicks: There is a special formulation for babies and kiddos. Try putting it on the bottoms of their feet and then putting on thin socks so they don't get it ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
I don't advise it : Although a common part of many parents medicine chest, I do not advise the use of vapor rub or similar products on any infant under six months(especia ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
36 years experience Pediatrics
Not on skin: I wouldn't advise putting full strength Vicks on the baby's skin, but it would be ok to use it on the clothing. You might do better to use the tablets ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
35 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: He will be ok. When i recommend, I usually say to put a small amount on the clothes or onesie, not on the skin itself.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
I'd avoid it: Vicks is an aromatic rub that some find pleasing during respiratory illness.I find that the aroma causes increasing nasal congestion in infants and do ... Read More
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Dr. Stephen Southard
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Very unlikely: For some who are very atopic or allergic it's possible that their airways or mucous membranes might be irritated by the "flavoring"/fragrance. It is ... Read More
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