Coughing and Running Nose

Nicki - posted on 11/06/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )

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Just wondering if anyone knows of a natural remedy that we can give her, to help with the coughing and running nose????

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Jael - posted on 11/06/2010

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Try putting a humidifier in the room with her. No Vix vapor rub though that is not good for infants and can make it hard for them to breath I read. Nasal aspirator if your LO is having a hard time breathing. Saline mist works well too you can get it in the pharmacy section anywhere. Hope your LO feels better soon. Also lots of snuggles helps make sick babies feel a bit better too.

Katie - posted on 11/09/2010

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Must be that time of year. My daughter's gotta cold also. I use saline drops and suction out her nose which she HATES. I also found something called Little Colds Baby Rub. It's similar to Vicks, but you can use it on babies. It's not as strong as Vicks. I found it at Babies R Us where they have all the cold remedies. Hope she feels better soon. My LO is just congested, sneezing a little bit, and a little bit of a runny nose. She's barely coughing, but she's acting totally normal, which I'm happy about.

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Cindy - posted on 10/24/2013

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My 13 month granddaughter has a horrible runny nose. No fever, just a tiny cough here and there but her nose is a faucet! Never experienced this with any of the others this young. The older kids get dimetap especially the strips are awesome. Have tried all my old tricks but no help. She hates aspiration big time! Please help!!!

Jennifer - posted on 11/18/2010

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I soak fresh pressed garlic in oil for at least an hour & then apply to the soles of the feet & cover with white cotton socks at bed time. My son wakes up with garlic breath, lol! It usually takes 2-3 nights of this remedy to clear it up. Be careful with a little ones cough though watch her closely. If it gets worse have her seen. Look at her bare chest while she breathes if she seems to be belly breathing & has a tight unproductive (you can't hear the mucus moving when she coughs) cough. You should have her seen by the pedi. Propping up is also good. I use the boppy it elevates his head & cradles around his sides nicely keeping him in place.

Jesica - posted on 11/17/2010

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There is infant vix rub that I use for her and turning the shower on with only hot water and sitting with her with the door closed for a while will help sooth both. It's much better than a humidifier

Lydia - posted on 11/10/2010

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i put a few drops of eucalyptus oil on a cloth in my girls bed and it helped her. i did this after i researched on the topic and found that eucalytus oil is used in some natural medications for babys against cold. i didn't have a chance to get the medication, but had the eucalytus oil at home by chance. it worked great.

Emma - posted on 11/09/2010

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aww bless, we found propping up the cot mattress a little at night so baby is not 100% flat, and a few drops of Olbas "children" oil on a cloth kept near by helped keep our little ones nose clear so she would sleep and feed as for the cough guess just have to Waite that out.

Kristy - posted on 11/07/2010

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There's a natural medicine you can buy over the counter called Prospan. Helps with congestion and safe for all ages! Also, keep a vapouriser on at night in bubs bedroom and suction her nose when it seems she's blocked. Hope that helps!

Jordan - posted on 11/06/2010

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I did what Jael did and it helped most of the time. If it didnt get better I took our baby to our doctor who does alot of homeopathic remedies before perscription drugs if its possible.

Kris - posted on 11/06/2010

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I don't know anything for coughing this young, but runny nose either use saline drops or breastmilk up the nose and suction out.

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