Health: Toddler, Saline Drops

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Best Medicine for 6 Month Old

My 6 month old has a runny nose and a cough for the third time this year. The first and second time I took her to the pediatrician she told me to give her saline drops and let it run its course. A lot of old school moms are saying no, give her Benadryl or Castor oil. What is best?


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Should I Change My Pediatrician?

Should I change my pediatrician? We've been seeing the same doctor on a referral since my son was born 5 months ago. I had never met her until we were in the hospital and she was making her rounds. There are a couple of things I'm concerned about. First, she rushes through the visit and, though I'm sure she would answer any questions I have, she doesn't seem to want to spend the time. The second thing is that my son had what I considered serious congestion this past fall. I took him to the doctor and she suggested trying sailene...

Diapers & Diaper Changing

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Cold/Congestion In Newborn

I am a first time mome of an 11 week old beautiful baby girl. She is in daycare part time (3 days) and has a little cough/congestion. She has no fever and is seemingly feeling okay. I called the doc and they said I don't need to bring her in unless she has a fever or stops eating. They suggested a humidifier and saline drops. Does anyone have any suggestions for a good humidifier. I got a Vick's one but the water seems to run out quickly. Also, they suggested that rectally was the only accurate way to test her temperature...any good...


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3.5 Month .do I Have to Feed Her Rice Cereal and She Is Having Troubles with Gas

My 3.5 month old girl began life with colic which lasted about 3 months. The last three weeks have been bliss not having to deal with the intense screaming. She is just moreso fussy a lot, and definitely is not colic. I tried to change things in my diet, but the only culprit I found that had any effect on her was milk alone. All other dairies were ok, but I found milk to give her diaherria. Anyways, so now she is better with colic and just started into teething. She drools constantly, chews on hand and fingers, has increased spit up,...

First Aid

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3 Month Old with Cold

I have a 3 month old who has a really bad cold. She has a cough and stuffy nose. I have tried the saline nose spray for the stuffy nose and it has not helped. I asked a pharamist today if she knew what I could give her and she said nothing but the saline drops with out talking to a physican. I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions. She has no fever with her symptoms.


Healthcare Providers

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My 2 1/2 Week Old Is Has a Cold!!! I Need Help!!

Hello everyone, I have a 2 1/2 week old baby boy that unfortunaly got a cold from us. The whole family got a cold...our symptoms are stuffy and some of us runny nose (thick), headache (pressure), throat pain. And since last night I think my newborn got it. I can sense it when he breaths like he is congested somehow. He doesn't have a fever, diarrhea and he eats fine but slowly like he has mucus in his throat. You know! And of course the weekend and no doctors open. Can anyone recommend me what is the best thing to do since he is so little?...


Cold and Cough

Hi Ladies was just wondering if anyone had any ideas as to what I could give...

Home Remedies

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Natural Remedies for Cough/congestion??

What do you do for a child who has do you get that congestion moving out??? I have a 10 month old and a 3 year old and that junk is in there just not moving very much. They both feel fine...well, the little one has a slight fever as of this morning. He had a hoarse cough starting this early morning. They aren't miserable-I am!! Seeing them sick. Anyone have any 'natural' remedies I can try to get that stuff moving? Or do I just leave it alone and let it work itself out?


Home Remedy for Cold

My youngest daughter has come down with a cold. I don't really want to give...


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Nasal Decongestant Ideas for 18 Month Old

My 18 month old is so stuffed up, she can't breathe, she can't sleep and is miserable from a common cold. Is there anything else I can give/do for her besides saline drops?


Sick 2 Month Old

I have a 2 month little boy and he is sick he has an ear infection and now...


Sick Baby :(

Hi fellow moms- I have a beautiful 9month old who has been sick with a...


Mentally Ill Father

To make a very long story short, the father of my 5 month old daughter has a...

Illnesses & Symptoms

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Constant Runny Nose and Cough!

My son is 16 months old and has been sick on and off for 2 months more on than off! He has had several ear infections and broncitis, he was better for a week now its started again runny nose and bad cough its like im fighting a never ending battle, he is in daycare. We take him to the doc every other week, and when i took him thursday they wouldnt give him any medicine said use humidifier and saline spray but its not helping and his cough is worse any ideas mom's?


Constant Runny Nose

Hi momma's since starting preschool my DS constantly has a runny nose every...


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Taking Medication While Breastfeeding

Hey everyone! It's been windy here the past couple of days and today I woke up sneezing, runny nose and watery eyed. So far I've been coping with my allergies patiently, but it's getting to the point where my nose is getting raw and I randomly spook my daughter with surprise sneezes. So here's the question, is it safe to take allergy medication while I'm breastfeeding? Something like an antihistamines or children’s Benedryl? I haven't done so yet for the sake of my sweetie's milk, but if it won't affect her and provide me some relief.....


Too Many Medication

My daughter who turns 8 months tomorrow is now on her third antiboitic this...


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Upper Respiratory Infection

I have a 7 month old daughter and a 3 year old daughter that are both sick. I'm more concerned about my baby because she can't take medicine like my 3 year old can. She is so stuffed up, can hardly breathe, stopped wanting to eat baby food, only will be nursed but not as often as usual, lost a little weight, only wants to be held by mom, not wanting to play, has a very bad cough, just lost her voice today, and doesn't want to sleep but when she does not for long. I keep cleaning her nose by using drops and then use a sucker to clean it out...

Sleeping Habits

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My Little One Has a Bad Stuffy Nose

my daughter is three weeks old she had a stuffy nose since yesterday and today it seemed to be getting worse, i tried saline drops and vicks vaporizer and its not helping that much. cant sleep just want to monitor her. what else can i do

Stages & Milestones

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7 Month Old Waking up During Night

Hello, I am desperate for some advice and will try and keep this as condensed as possible. My 7 month old for the past week and a half has been waking up 3-5 times a night and it making me a very crabby person. I recently switched hours at work and need to be up at 5am which has been challenging with my son waking up so much. I still am nursing and it seems the only thing that puts him back to sleep is if I feed him for a couple of minutes until he passes out. My husband tries to get him back down with both rocking, and a bottle. That...