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How To Help A 4 Month Baby Relief Of Nose Congestion
Saline and suction: Use saline nose drops and suction the mucus from the nose as often as needed. Also, elevate the head of the crib.If your doctor ok's it, use a humidifier in the room during sleep.Cold and cough meds are proven not to help and can cause severe side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you do for a 4 month old baby boy who has nasal congestion and is coughing from time to time?
My baby has been having congestion in her nose for 4 days, green mucus. Now when she cries she sounds hoarse . She is 4 months old.?
Should be fine: Just try and keep him away from any drafty areas. Since he has probably not had his first set of shots either, keeping him away from people other than yourself would also be wise. A little bit of nasal saline will help with the congestion. ...Read more
Cold & cough: Being this young, bring your child to the pediatrician to make sure what infection he has in addition to a virus. If he also has a wheeze, precautions can be taken to make sure he is getting enough oxygen. In the meantime, make sure he is drinking well. A stuffy nose can be relieved by saline drops. If he is having breathing problems, bring him to the ed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My babies complain of common cold how can I treat them without medication ( they are 6 months ) there is no fever just runing nose and congestion?
saline: Cold meds we use as adults or with older kids reduce drainage by using meds that dry ; thicken the drainage.Babies are dependent on narrow nasal passages that will block with thickened drainage. Your best rx for infants is to use generous amounts of saline nose wash and occasional suction to keep their nasal passages clear. Clean it as often as needed ; avoid all the stuff for old kids. ...Read more
Could runny nose be due to her teething? And what remedies are safe to clear her out? I have a 7 month old baby who just cut her first two bottom teeth this week. In this time she has developed an extreme runny nose and congestion that seems to obstruct
Teething : Teething and the symptoms attributed to it are a common concern for parents. Lots of studies have looked at this and shown the most common symptoms of teething to be: -increased biting -drooling -gum-rubbing -sucking -irritability -wakefulness -ear rubbing -facial rash -decreased appetite for solid foods -slightly elevated temperature (but still under 100.4f orally) her runny nose and congestion are more likely due to a cold. There are no over the counter cough or cold medications that are safe to give any children under 4 years old. They were all removed from the shelves a few years ago. Research showed that they did not help kids feel better in that age group and in fact could be harmful. If your infant is congested, you can run a cool mist vaporizer in her room and use saline and nasal suction to clear her nose. Otherwise you just have to let it run it's course. If she develops a fever, has any difficulty breathing, stops eating/drinking, acts very irritable or sleepy or acts sick in any way, call your child's doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why has my 4 month old son been having cold like symptoms since birth but no fever and really really bad congestion in his nose and throat.
Colds forever: 1) infants are notorious for catching "cold" viruses repetitively such that it seems as if they have a perpetual cold - are they in daycare? Use Normal Saline flushing. 2) is congestion and coughing related to food intake - could be reflux symptoms. Please see your pediatrician. ...Read more
My 3 months baby may caught what I have, sore throat. She has a temperature of 98.6, nasal congestion and runny nose, sneezing and coughing.what to do
Treat the symptoms: It is difficult to protect your baby from common viruses and when they do become ill, it is not recommended to use any cold/cough medicine like an adult might use. I would watch carefully for fever, use the blue bulb suction to help clear mucous from her nose and make sure she is getting plenty to eat/drink. You can run a humididifier by her bedside to help aid in breathing and mucous clearing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 3 months baby may caught what I have, sore throat. She has a temperature of 98.6, nasal congestion and runny nose, sneezing and coughing.what to do?
Symptomatic care: It sounds like your baby may have caught your cold. Treatment at this age is aimed at helping the baby feel better - saline drops in nose, humidifier, bulb suction of secretions if necessary. Monitor for fever or increasing symptoms. If you are concerned that the baby is not acting normally or having any difficulty breathing, see the pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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