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5 Week Old Is Sick

my daughter empress is 5 weeks old to day and she is all stuffed up and has been for days the doctor gave me drops for her nose and told me to use a humedafier. i have been she is now not as stuffed up but now she is getting a cough what should i do.

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Steam bath will helpam run hot water and sit in bathroom w closewd door for ten minutes. It will loosen congestion.

Also good idea to put eucalytpus oil in humidifier.

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Do you have a nebulizer, saline in a nebulizer helps amazingly. Our son was on saline in one from week 4-8 because of breathing issues. Talk with your ped again and maybe see if he thinks one will help. Just a suggestion

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I would by all means call your dr. I have a six month old and in Jan she had the same symptons as your daughter, then started with a cough so I took her to the ped. He simply said she had nasal drip and there was nothing to do expect run the humidifier, etc. About three weeks later, same symptoms, then again with the cough. So, I did nothing since I had already been to the ped. A couple days later she started wheezing and after a trip to the ped, ended up with RSV (Respiratory Syncitial Virus) and on nebulizer treatments for about a week. RSV is everywhere this year, one of my coworkers had a two-month old that ended up in the hospital because of it. Don't take any chances, it's better to be safe than sorry. RSV can be very serious for babies especially if they were preemies. Good luck with your precious little girl!

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I would call the pediatrician again if her symptoms change or seem to be getting worse just to make sure she isn't progressing into anything more. The humidifier might be causing post nasal drip b/c its thinning the congestion and it might be going down the back of her throat which might be causing her to cough - is she coughing when she is laying down? Her throat might be getting a bit sore too which might be a problem. I wouldn't worry to much but definitley keep your pediatrican informed and let him work with you b/c she is so young. If the coughing is when she is laying down, elevate her crib mattress but using a crib wedge or putting blankets UNDER the mattress -just enough to slightly incline her. Vicks for babies helps soothe cough and congestion symptoms too, so you might be interested in using that. Putting a little on the bottom of her feet with footy pjs or socks may help ease some of the sypmtoms. I DID NOT do this until my son was older but now if I ever have a second I will not hesitate.

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My grandbaby was the same way. My daughter had to use drops for her nose. My grandbaby would get fussy b/c she couldn't breath well. Do you keep the house really cold? We finally figured out that the house was too cold. The humedafier is a good idea.

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I work for a great pediatrician at Lake pointe pediatrics in Rowlett. We see this all the time in babies. Come see Dr. Wieland.

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Hi Christina,
I would monitor the cough. If it comes just during the night, then it might be viral. Keep your daughter hydrated, like give her a tablespoon of pediatric or filtered safe water every after her feedings.
Humidifier is great and if she gets too congested try a steam bath: let the shower run on mist(if your shower head allows it) warm - hot water until steamy with the doors/windows closed, sit with your daughter in the bathroom for a while. If she is sleeping, put her in her infant seat and let her sleep.
I pray she feels better soon.

L.
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Steam bath will helpam run hot water and sit in bathroom w closewd door for ten minutes. It will loosen congestion.

Also good idea to put eucalytpus oil in humidifier.

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the cough is probably from the drainage from her stuffy nose. if she does not have a fever, then just keep nursing her and running the humidifier.

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