15 month old with a runny nose and congestion - need help.

Carol - posted on 01/25/2011 ( 7 moms have responded )

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my baby is 15 month old and has a runny nose and congestion. I use a humidifer and it helps a little. any suggestions? I need some. thanks a lot.

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Leah - posted on 03/13/2011

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If they are really bad especially before bed, i was advised to steam up the bathroom to the point of the steam is dripping off the walls, then be in there with the bub for 10 - 15 mins or as long as you can. Helps my kids heaps when they are blocked up & have a chesty cough. Also Vicks on soles of feet, chest & back as often as you can.

User - posted on 01/25/2011

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Vics on the bottom of the feet actually works well. As silly as it sounds, it works.

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The doctor has prescribed pediatex TD for my 15 month old. helps so much with congestion and cough... good luck

Mary - posted on 01/25/2011

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try saline drops for his nose, it helps dry up the mucus so he can breath better.and maybe some vics rub for his chest and back.

Heather - posted on 01/25/2011

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There isn't much you can do. I try to put a pillow behind my kids when they are sick to try to keep their head upright. I also give them extra vitamin C. Clementines and red peppers. Also I have them drink extra water. Be careful of too much juice since it can cause diaper rash. Also, I buy popsicles because it boosts their liquid in take as well.

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