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my 4 mth old is congested, sneezing, wet cough, runny nose and has ran a fever but low grade. what can i do for her? can i put vapor rub on her feet?

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Dr. Thomas Shen
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Saline spray: Saline nasal spray is safe and effective for what appears to be a viral upper respiratory infection. It helps to thin the mucus as well as soothe.
Answered on Apr 29, 2018
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Dr. Kevin Olson
34 years experience Family Medicine
Vapor rub helps: I agree with nasal saline, but vapor rub on the bottom of the feet helps alot. Put socks on after the vapor rub.
Answered on Apr 5, 2018
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Dr. Alan Levine
34 years experience Pediatrics
Supportive care.....: There are no medications that can be safely given to a 4 month old. Saline nose drops, with gentle bulb suction to remove mucus, a humidifier or vaporizer to keep mucus loose, elevation of your child's head in the crib and a cool/comfortable room temperature will help him feel more comfortable. If her develops a fever, is very cranky, refuses to eat or is breathing fast he should be seen by his md.
Answered on Apr 5, 2018
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