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Can my 9 month old drink iced water ? his lungs are clear and he is coughing congestion.

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Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics 22 years experience
It : It is ok for any baby over six months to have a little water. You may have a hard time getting your child to drink iced water, though since they do not usually like to drink very cold liquids. The only things that have been shown to help an infant with cough and congestion are saline drops and nasal suctioning with a bulb suction and placing a humidifier in the room while he sleeps. No cough/cold medications are safe for this age. If your child develops a fever, starts refusing to eat or drink, acts very sick or starts to have difficulty breathing, call his doctor right away. Good luck!
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology 37 years experience
Fluids not ice: Your son should continue to feed using his usual formula and fluids. Ice is not suggested. Monitor for fever, use nasal saline,cool air mist for cough and congestion, and please see your physician.

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