January 21, 2011,
J.A. asks from Lebanon, TN on January 20, 2011
Sneezing, Small Cough, Congestion , Watery Eyes
my 10 day old has this...and the Dr. said she would be congested and attempting to get all that build up out....used humidifier, and going to put her in bathroom with steam, also been using bulb....any other suggestions?
So What Happened?™
IT ENDED UP BEING RSV :( she is all better
J.S. answers from Dallas on January 20, 2011
Saline Nasal Spray and the bulb will help.
L.S. answers from Spokane on January 20, 2011
Until I read the 10-day-old part, I was thinking it sounds like allergies. But I'm not sure if a newborn can even *have* allergies??
K.P. answers from Memphis on January 21, 2011
I think that a baby this young will still be processing out the amniotic fluid that she was in for the past 9 months -- I don't think you should be using anything, but rather just let nature take its course.
Particularly speaking about the bulb syringe, I used one with both my kids, but won't use it again because when I used it when my younger son was a few months old, one time when I suctioned him, I drew out blood -- apparently, I broke open the delicate lining inside his nostrils and made him bleed. Won't do it again.
K.H. answers from Minneapolis on January 20, 2011