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What Can I Do To Help My Baby Sleep When He Has A Cold
Humidifier & TLC!: Colds in babies can be so hard because there are not many medicines that are safe to use. A simple cool-mist humidifier with plain water can work wonders for your baby's congestion and cough. Also, saline nose drops/spray is really helpful for the stuffy nose. If there is a lot of mucus, a bulb aspirator is useful. Upright positioning for sleep (in a swing or carseat even!) may also help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a runny nose. Can u tell me what medicine can I use for it. Also, my baby he is 21 months has the cold like me. What can I do for him?
Several options: The easiest way to treat the symptom of runny nose is over the counter antihistamines (like Allegra (fexofenadine) or zyrtec). For your 21-month old, i would not use these medications (not approved for those less than age 2)--i would recommend having your baby see his pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My boyfriend is coughing and it sounds like how I cough when I get pnemonia. But his mom is refusing to take him to the Dr. What can I do to help?
Reaction: There has been a controversy when it comes to vaccination and reactions to it. I strongly recommend that my patients educate themselves and take a proactive stand when it comes to theirs or their children's health. There are websites like: www.Mercola.Com, www.Russellblaylockmd.Com, www.Nvic.Org. You get the opinion of both osteopathic and allopathic physicians. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Variety of help: Things that can help include steam/humdifier to help clear the sinuses/nose, nasal saline sprays to the nose to help clear out any build-up mucus, as well as medication if the cold is not relenting. Elevating the bed can also help. If the simple non-medication remedies are not effective, you should see your pediatrician or a specialist for more targeted therapy (antibiotics, lung medication. ...Read more
Adhd and sleep: Many children with adhd have sleep trouble. There are many options, if he is medicated for his adhd then you might talk to his doctor about a lower dose. There are some medications that can help impulsivity that also help kids sleep (tenex (guanfacine) for one). There are also herbal solutions like melatonin that can be helpful. Also basic things like no screen time one hour before bed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My one month old infant doesn't sleep well, he stayed up a lot lately. What can I do to help him get a good deep sleep and more?
My seven week old seems to have a cold... The dr gave her an antiboctic...But is there anything i can do she breastfeed and doesn't really want to eat?
?irritants?: The first months are troubled by narrow nasal passages & exposure to dust, fragrances, smoke & other irritants.Baby tries to flush these out of the nose with mucous but this often ends as congestion &cough.It also produces rattling with breathing. The best rx is washing out the nose with saline & suctioning the remainder. Eliminate irritants from babies environment & this will happen less ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I went to my doctor and he said I have a bad head cold i can not sleep when i'm lying down i can not breathe what are good cold medicine i can take?
My son is 3 years old and recently have been potty trained..Now its everytime he wants to touch his penis n keep playing with it..What is the problem..N what can I do to make him know its not good he does that? N how can I talk to him in a nice way that h
What to do if I have a fever(according to my mom) and yet my throat doesn't hurt. my mom is a md, and she can t figure out where my fever is coming from. help?
Fever unknown cause: Greetings. As an ENT doctor, we are often times asked to help working up patients like yourself. Sinuses, ears and lungs are often times a possible source. Follow pain. See your family doctor. As a physician I too am often times called upon for answers from my family and friends too. It's hard for your mother and me without seeing you officially as a patient. ...Read more
My 7 week old baby has a blocked nose what can I do to unblock it also shes very constipated and has a cough what can I do to fix these problems?
Nasal wash: At 7 weeks the primary cause of congestion and cough is the environment. House dust, fragrance, perfumes and cleaning products all leave scents that irritate a babies nose. A good nasal clean out with saline can remove much of this irritant load, but removing the offending irritants helps more in the long run.Air particle filters can also help.Constipation is a separate issue, no room to cover it. ...Read more
My 4 month old cries a lot when he wants to sleep and cries because he wants to sleep in my arms always i need help how can I help him soothe himself?
Set a routine: Teaching your baby to self soothe can be a little traumatizing, it's difficult to let your baby cry! establish a routine with regular nap times and a trigger such as a bath (not a feeding!), and let him cry for 10-15 minutes. If he's still at it pick him up for a little, but then right back to bed. Swaddling, pacifier, and light massage will help to soothe him as well. Routine is most important. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Check the heart rate: The heart rate of a baby with SVT is much faster than a normal heart rate, often as high as 300 beats per minute. This rate is faster than you can count. Rather than trying to count the heart rate, i recommend feeling your baby's heart a few times a day to know what is typical. During SVT it is so much faster that most parents can easily tell the difference. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My baby is 4wks4days n is always grunting and straining to where she is pur red even in her sleep what can I do to give her relief n a good sleep?
She's sleeping ok: Babies have many more sleep cycles/ night than adults & make those noises & movements in light sleep. Put her on her back to reduce risk of sids, drowsy but awake, to fall asleep in her own crib in her own room & she'll cosolidate sleep between 1-4 mos. Up to 6 hrs. Set a bedtime & routine; read, cuddle, wipe out her mouth after the last feed, even now. Get some sleep! www.Aap.Org explains why. ...Read more
My 11 month old has a head cold, what can I do to help clear his nose so he can drink his bottle and sleep?
Why anxious?: The source of the anxiety may be an important factor. If they will not discuss this with you, a good child psychologist may be helpful. Before that, however, going with the child to school, meeting the teacher and perhaps some of the classmates may be helpful. Make it a positive experience and reward their efforts. ...Read more
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