Can you give a 3 month old anything for stuffy nose?

Christina - posted on 10/18/2009 ( 21 moms have responded )

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My 3 month old has a cold. She's been coughing, sneezing and now has a really bad stuffy nose. Dr said she's too young for benadryl cold/sinus... Have a humidifier, but are there any other remedies? She's waking up every two hours at night!!!

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Thesla Ivette - posted on 10/28/2009

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My 3 month year old has had a stuffy nose and sneezing for about a month now, no cough . my doctor recommend saline nasal drops , it helps to clear their nose. add the drops in your babies nose , it will cause the baby a little discomfort since the drops will drip down he/she throat, let the drops sit for 5 min, then use a suction bulb to clean the nose, as well as a humidifier.. thats all we can do I believe .. nasal drops does help , and it will help u as well to get more sleep at night .

Krystal - posted on 10/23/2009

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the new recommendation from pediatrics is nothing but tylenol for fever until 6mos at which point you can switch to motrin if preferred (only has to be dosed three times daily instead of 4-6 times like tylenol). They recommend nothing else except saline drops until the age of 6 now, unless they have allergies in which case a doctor would prescribe an antihistamine like claritin or zyrtec (available otc but shouldn't be given without doctor approval). Hope this helps!

Jeni - posted on 11/12/2009

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Sodium Chloride, Just salty water pretty much, put a few drops up each nostriland it softens everything up there, when they sneeze it usually comes out.
You could also try turning the shower on and sitting with her, steam will help soften too.
My boy had a really bad cold, in the end we let him sleep prpped up on a pillow for a few nights

Gail - posted on 11/19/2009

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Bowl of hot water with a few drops of KARVOL. Make sure you put it at the other side of the room to the baby though as its too strong otherwise. Once they get to 4mths you can put it directly on a hanky and tie it to the side of the crib/cot.

Katelyn - posted on 11/19/2009

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Krystle is right, I use little noses saline solution and the bulb suction to remove any blockage from her nostrils.

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Chrissi - posted on 11/19/2009

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my doc said use little noses saline drops,keep her lil nose suctioned, and if possible keep her head elevated as much as possible, hope this helps!! good luck!

Michelle - posted on 11/16/2009

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I would recommend what Krystle said...I had to do the exact same thing with my daughter at about 3 months as well,we also used johnsons and johnsons aroma therapy bath....theres a gree bottle as well as a purple one...nighttime bath I believe its called....a wee bit of that helps.....there also this wee fan by vics you can place in their room...

April - posted on 11/12/2009

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My daughter also has a cold and a cough.. it's horrible! shes figured out what the bulb thing is so she refuses to let me use it and its impossible to get the drops into her nose with her going crazy on me!

Brandi - posted on 10/29/2009

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yes the salene drops also my dr said take a thick blanket and put it under the crib mattress to elevate it a little bit that will help her to breathe better also.

Melissa - posted on 10/28/2009

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Take vicks vapor rub and put it on something and put it on the BOTTOM of the babys matress on the opposite side that they lay on (they lay at the top of the crib, you put it at the bottom). Dont forget, a little bit goes a long way. If you dont want to do that, use a vicks plug in thing. Our doctor suggested not using the saline drops and asphirator, which we used with our first one. He suggested using a saline spray and having the baby sit upright after using it & having a tissue ready to catch whatever drips out. He said the ashpirator drys out their noses entierly to much, and thats why he thinks its alot better to just use the spray

Audrey - posted on 10/25/2009

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saliene drops works wonders--2 drops in each side then suction out w/ bulb. few times a day. had the same problem a few weeks ago & it cleared it in a day or 2.

Shannon Lydia - posted on 10/24/2009

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I tried a few drops of ucliptus oil on a hankie and pind it to the basinet at night and it helpd a lil bit.

Tasha - posted on 10/22/2009

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i tryed the bulb suction and it was horrible so i use he nasil drops its just salt wanter nd it is brillian clearss nose within days x

Shaunna - posted on 10/22/2009

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my little boy is nearly 3 months old and hes got a bad cold n ive been using baby snuffle in a bowl of hot water under his moses basket through the night n it has helped so much good luck x

Allison - posted on 10/22/2009

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Little noses is fabulous, I have to agree. Also - put a few drops of Eucalyptus oil onto a tissue or hankerchief and hang it nearby when baby sleeps, it'll help to keep the passageways clear while she's napping. I absolutely swear by it!

Melissa - posted on 10/21/2009

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Johnsons makes vicks bath soap that I think is amazing! To be honest I use it for myself alot. You can also go into the bathroom, shut the door and tuen on the shower and let th ewarm steam help. Try propping her up to sleep. We use our boppy pillow. The little noses is great too. As far as medicine is concerned, most pediatricians will tell you that they cant have anything until they are at least six months but most will tell you 2. Keep using that humidifier and use the bulb syringe to suck out her nose.

Courtenay - posted on 10/21/2009

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I felt so bad for my daughter when she got her first cold, the doctor recommended using a humidifier in her room as well as using a pillow or rolled up blanket under her mattress to prop her head up while she sleeps. This seemed to help and cleared her airways so she could sleep a little bit better. Good luck

Kim - posted on 10/21/2009

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Like the other posters said, "Little Noses" saline spray and bulb suction. It works great and do it often. Also, sit in the bathroom with the door closed while running a hot shower. The steam from the shower helps clear their nose. Do this before eating and bedtime. If you have a swing or an infant seat the baby should nap and sleep in this at night. Laying down flat makes the nose worse and the baby will sleep much better if they sleep in a more upright postion. My baby had a bad cold at 2 months and all of these things helped him a lot.

Debbie - posted on 10/19/2009

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Try a warm bath. Sometimes the warmth on the chest with the steam coming up also help but "Little Noses" are a life send also.

Krystle - posted on 10/19/2009

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"Little noses" saliene drops then bulb suction. It clears it all out. The doctor told me to do it 4-5 times a day expecially before eating/naping.

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