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My 9 months old daughter has had cold like sypmtoms for over 2 months now. She has just been put on an antibiotic for a sinus infections. She is still having trouble breathing at night any ideas?

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Heather - posted on 03/21/2009

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Hehe green mucus is indicative of sinus infections. It's what makes the boogers green. Since her mucusis now clear the infection is gone, most likely you are dealing with the residual. Glad to hear the humidifier helped and that she is on the mend :).

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I found that the humiidifier really helps with her sleeping and its help clean the air too a bit I think.  I choose to use the cool one because I am terrified of the burns because i also have a climbing 2 year old.  I would ask for some antibiotics, they can't really hurt anything even if she doesn't have a sinus infection.  However, Harmony just finished 10 days on them and I havn't seen a huge change, so who knows.  At lease her mucus isn't green anymore, thats a plus I guess.

Anna - posted on 03/21/2009

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We have to use the saline spray a lot on our son too. He hates it, but if we're able to make a game of it, he sometimes gets fooled. "Here comes the train" or singing songs helps.

Kasey - posted on 03/20/2009

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Hi Jamie! I have 3 kids and Indi is our youngest at 8 months, She has had cold's on and off since she was born. Especially when she is teething. How have you found the humidifier? We reguarly take her to the doctors but they never have looked into the sinus infection (I will now take her back again!)  Kasey

Julia - posted on 03/19/2009

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My Dr actually recommended a steam mist humidifier. Cool mist can harber mold/bacteria, whereas the steam mist will kill bacteria. You must keep it out of their reach. I feel it really helped when my daughter had a really bad cold. I keep it going all the time on low during the day and would turn it up on high at night. I also used the saline drops, but they say not to use them that much because it can actually cause drying.

Laura - posted on 03/19/2009

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I am having this problem too. My daughter seems to hate me touching her nose or using the saline on her....She gets so mad!  Anyone else have a kid like mine?

Jennifer - posted on 03/19/2009

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My little one is suffering from colds, stuffy noses and such, thanks to daycare :) ... Saline seems to help her breathe very well, within minutes she is able to breathe better and drink from her bottle,  I use it when she gets up in the morning, before naptime and before bedtime, It is a difficult struggle to get the drops in her nose, but I see such an improvement its worth the struggle.

User - posted on 03/17/2009

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Hey there, just make sure it's a cold humidifier and not a hot one. My mom-in-law is a nurse and has warned me that those warm/hot ones wreak havoc with little ones sinuses..

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I will try propping her mattress that is a good idea.  All i could think of was using pillows which is not an option.  I do have a humidifier in her room as well, I was told about the saline im just afraid to use it.

Tracey - posted on 03/17/2009

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Try saline in her nose before bed. I use Simply Saline. I also agree with the humidifier. I run one in every bedroom all winter.

Heather - posted on 03/17/2009

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The sinus caveties are draining down her throat and some of it gets into the lungs and that is what is making her chesty.



You can try elevating her chest. Put something under the crib mattress to prop it at an gentle angle. Or you can put a humidifier in her room if you haven't already. The moisture from the humidifier will make it easier for her to breath. The steam will help keep her lungs open and easy breathing.

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