A 33-year-old member asked:
would you recommend any vapor products (vapor rub, plugs, bath, etc) for a 7 month old w a bad cold? my son has a low fever, cough, stuffy/runny nose
3 doctor answers
Dr. Luis Villaplana answered
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Cool mist vaporizer: Cool mist helps to humidify the air, which in turn decreases mucosal irritation of the nose and respiratory tract.
Answered on Jul 20, 2012
Dr. Vasu Brown answered
34 years experience Integrative Medicine
Nacl drops: Nacl - small tubes for inhalation can be purchased at pharmacy use 1 drop to each nostril this will clear nose use neosporin to nostrils with q tip once or twice a day.
Answered on Feb 25, 2017
Dr. James Ferguson answered
46 years experience Pediatrics
Never: I consider such products as air pollution and wish the FDA would require warning labels. Any odor producing material can trigger nasal drainage and swelling, which is most worrisome to small infants. Saline nose wash to remove mucous blocking the nose is your best option. I don't recommend these products before school age.
Answered on Aug 24, 2015
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