anyone know how to clear up mucus in a 6 month baby, the dr won't give him medcine right now
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The Dr won't give him medicine because nothing is safe to give him. Please do not give your child any over the counter medicine.
This is what you can do:
Keep the room moist use a humidfier.
You can also bring baby into the shower. The steam of the shower is very helpful.
You can use a nasal aspirator as long as the mucus membranes are moist, so it is best to do this RIGHT after a bath or shower, or moisten with saline drops/spray (such as little noses that Angie suggested)
Vicks also makes a plug in night light that you can put these scented strips into (find it next to the humidfiers). I find this to work well, as I don't like the idea of putting a harsh chemical such as baby vicks, on my babies skin.
When your baby is in the crib, elevate the end that the head is at, simply rule of gravity, try to keep things dripping downward. This will also help to prevent ear infections.
Plenty of breast milk, nurse nurse nurse as much as you can!
If you have introduced solids you to child, make sure the mucus is not from an allergic reaction to the solids (or to something in your diet if you are breastfeeding)
Beth - posted on 08/13/2010
the non-medicated saline drops or spray work like magic! My son had major nasal problems (his nasal passages were blocked with bone and had to be surgically opened at 2 weeks old) and suffered from CONSTANT cold-like symptoms from birth until about 7 months old. I became a pro at the saline drops & the bulb syringe. I even started using the nose drops on my 4 year old when he's stuffy. He hates the way it feels, but he allows me to do it because he knows it will work.
I sound like a commercial for the stuff!
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