Heather - posted on 03/21/2009
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 :).
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.
Kasey - posted on 03/20/2009
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
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.
Jennifer - posted on 03/19/2009
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.
Heather - posted on 03/17/2009
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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