"How should I treat my 3 month old's cold?"

Monica - posted on 09/08/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My 3 month old woke up yesterday with a crusty nose, watery eyes and has been sneezing alot. He doesn't have a fever but, he is irritable and unable to sleep very long because of the congestion. Are there any natural ways to treat these symptoms?

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Sara - posted on 09/08/2009

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Yes, you can use saline drops in his nose to help the snot to be a little more liquidy so it can drain...they sell them in the pharmacy (Little Noses is the brand I use). Also, you can feed him in the bathroom while you have a hot shower running so that he'll inhale the steam, that's always helped my LO. Plus, you can run a cool mist humidifier in his room to help with the congestion and help him to sleep in a slightly propped up position (I roll up a towel and put is under one end of the crib mattress so there's a slight incline). That's about all I can think of! Good luck, hope he feels better soon!

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