Labor & Delivery: 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?


Congested 6 Month Old

I have a just about 7 month old baby boy, his sleeping pattern at night use...

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3-Month-old Congested Since Birth

My 3-month-old went to a pediatric ENT (ear, nose and throat) Dr. last month. He checked out OK, but with swollen adnoids. I was told to use saline drops, etc. He also has laryngomalacia, or "floppy vocal chords" that I'm told will heal with time, and that it's common in infants. This makes him a noisy breather. His lungs were clear. There was some mucous in the chest, as in a cold. But a cold can't last 3 months! The nasal congestion will come and go, day by day. A few times a day he'll cough, and it sounds like there is mucous in...