My baby is 1 month years old with a cold, what can I do?
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Miriam - posted on 11/13/2009
Baby vapor rub on chest and back, cool mist humidifier, keep nasal passages clear and a vaporizer to put vaposteam in the air. My baby's cold lasted 1 1/2-2weeks now she is fine. She was 2 months when she got her cough, now 3 months.
Rebecca - posted on 11/09/2009
If she is congested in the chest try running a cloth under hot water and applying it to her chest. Don't use vicks or other rubs! I forget the reason why but I was told these are dangerous.
If you take a child outside in the cold air they have a high chance of getting pnemonia due to the cold effect the vapor causes when in contact with air. I know a child who was hospitalized due to this and it was even washed off. If you need to use it rub it on an old diapershirt but never put it on the baby. It is very dangerous. We use saline drops for our kids and it had worked, it there is a fever use tylenol but other then that there isn't much you can do.
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Evelyn - posted on 11/11/2009
I'm with Andrea!! Viks never hurt me when I was a kid :-) like I said use the junior one and put it in babies feet...then pop some socks on then a sleep suit over the top to keep their toes nice and cozy and let the vapour rub do its job :-)
Evelyn - posted on 11/11/2009
I got a childrens vapour rub from the chemist...it lookes like a glue stick.
Rub it onto the soles of the babies feet as the body absorbes things through the feet, it soothes baby and makes them less congested.
My other tip would be to get an oil burner and put some water and albus oil into it and let it burn in ur childs room before you put them to bed (have the door closed so the vapours release in the room and are kept in there!) this will help unblock their nose so when they go to sleep they sleep more soundly...I also do this when my kids are in the bath when they have a cold and a combination of steam and vapours really helps :-)
Zainab - posted on 11/11/2009
My hubby is pharmacy technician he says not to use vicks vapo rub on children regularly because the menthol is harmful to the brain when breathed in.
I would make chamomile tea, that might help. Make sure everything is sterilized. I've been giving my now 2 month old chamomile tea (on the advise of my pediatrician) since she was practically born.
Adriana - posted on 11/11/2009
well i a mom of two i put vicks on my first and shes 3 years old ,she lived lol. and i said a teenie bit,just about smaller than a pea. and just at night when shes sleeping.shes completely better now and she didnt get phenmonia or break out in some crazy rash.i used the kind for babies its some new one they have for infants now :) its at walgreens.with my first i used just regular vicks when she was a baby(about 3 months when she first came down with a cold) and she got over it in a few days with the help of suctioning and saline and vaporizer.i didnt know about the infant kind yet seeing as i was a new mommy.so every mom is different as so is every child and every situation. yes i do agree they need to be seen first before giving any medication when they are that young.thats the reason why dr told me take her to her or er first before self diagnosing if she gets a fever. and every dr is different some say absolutley no tylenol for first 3 months and some say thats fine.thats why take the baby to them first. i am an EMT so i used to see this all the time.another thing is try not to take him out for the first 3 months so itl limit his chance of getting sick and with the swine flu going around i wouldnt take the chance. after 3 months its pretty safe to give tylenol :)
Tylenol for a fever ask the doctor for dosing, but make sure you document time and temperatre, the doctor may request you wait to be seen before giving medicine. My daughter came down with quite a few colds early out, and a majority of it was waiting, suctioning out her nose, trying to sooth her by singing, rocking, giving a bath, taking a walk (depending on the weather). Hope baby gets well soon!
I agree with Adriana...saline drops and suctioning of the nose. You have to be sort of "mean" with the bulb syringe to really get the congestion out of their nares. I DO NOT agree, however, with not medicating for fever in child of that age. As an emergency room nurse, my advice is call your pediatrician if your child has a fever and medicate with acetaminophen (Tylenol) only. Your child probably needs to be seen by a physician as well as a fever of >100.5 (rectally) in an infant of less than 3 months could be serious. The reason not to use Vick's is that is is way too harsh for an infant's skin.
Adriana - posted on 11/08/2009
my daughters doctor said only saline drops and suctioning in nose,also i got a nightlight plug in vaporizer and rubbed vicks on her chest(just a tennie bit) her cold is completely cleared up now.if your baby gets a fever do not give her any medication for it, take her to dr or hospital,thats what my dr advised,
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