congestion

Sandy - posted on 09/22/2009 ( 40 moms have responded )

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My 4 month old son chest is congested,i hear it in his nose and hear/feel it on his chest and back.it wont go away,help fb.

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Mable - posted on 12/23/2012

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Little Noses helps my son. He is also on the machine 3-4 times a day. I usually blow his nose for him by putting my mouth on his and blowing in until the mucus comes out.

Cassandra - posted on 09/23/2009

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steam up your bathroom and a lil drop of eucaluptus oil in the basin i found the best remedy for my lil one who suffers bad hayfever

Melisa - posted on 09/24/2009

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I believe in natural way's to heal the body, instead of drug's that poisons the body. Your body isn't lacking drugs!!! It's lacking vitamins, minerals and oils. Oils were back in Jesus days. I use essential oils, you can order them on-line at Young Living.com. Or go to your health food store and pick up a bottle of eucayptus oil and vitamin C and a multi vitamin for kids. Smash the vitamins and put them in the bottle. Rug eucayptus oil on the bottom of his feet and chest and spine. It take 20 minutes to go threw the whole body. Eucalyptus kill's bacteria and any virus in your boby. If your baby get worse after the sun goes down, it's a virus. A virus can't live in sun light. Take care God bless Missy Pilkey

Bonnie - posted on 09/24/2009

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Believe it or not, breatmilk is great for congestion. You just put a couple drops right in their nose! LOL It also cures pink eye!

Shilpa - posted on 09/30/2009

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Quoting Sandy:

congestion

My 4 month old son chest is congested,i hear it in his nose and hear/feel it on his chest and back.it wont go away,help fb.


Relax, not a thing to worry! Apply vaporiser on the child's feet and put on socks immediately. This will provide great relief.

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Nichola - posted on 09/29/2009

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Are you sure it is his chest that is congested or just his nasal passages? I agree with the watch for a temperature if it is his chest - otherwise very common as their nasal passages are so narrow. I found using a nasal aspirator fantastic - usually only a little mucous would come out and give complete relief for my babies. Otherwise nasal drops (can be breast milk as this acts as an irritant to help them sneeze out the mucous), baby balsalm for his feet, raise the head of his bed.

Charisma - posted on 09/28/2009

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Quoting Sandy:

congestion

My 4 month old son chest is congested,i hear it in his nose and hear/feel it on his chest and back.it wont go away,help fb.



Wel my dear my daughter is now 4 years old.......She used to be like that when ever she was theething....and my pharmacist once told my to put halv of an opnion under her crib at night whe I put her to sleep and it did realy helped very much......it made her breath much better ....try it I did it with my daughter Isabis...

Crystal - posted on 09/28/2009

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I have bought at CVS the Highland's All Natural Cold Tablets...it is not a decongestant and is all natural but I did have a hard time finding them. They worked when my son was really stuffed up. however, I did not do as many as it said on the bottle he is 19 mos 20 lbs and I gave him 4 tablets that was all. Our Pediatrician always tells us to use Benadryl and if really bad use Claritin for children too. Check with your Pediatrician. The Highland's teething tabs are all natural too and this was how we came across the Cold tablets. Humidifier is key, when napping and whenever possible. Buy a monitor for $10 that tells you the humidity level, vick's makes one. Also our Pediatrician told us about Culturelle (must be name brand) can be expensive but ever since we gave him one pill a day in his oatmeal he has never been sick with more than a tiny cold. This was after always being sick and having ear infections. Save a ton of money on co-pays and stress on your kid for unnecessary bllod work, urine samples and all that good stuff. they wanted to put tubes in his ears and no this is no longer discussed!

Nichole - posted on 09/28/2009

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There are menthol vapor bubble bath and shower tablets too the helped my son.

Kathryn - posted on 09/28/2009

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hello - there are various congestion bathing lotions on the market, give them a go, perhaps the central heating is making the air dry too - have a few house plants around and try bowls of warm water in different rooms, making sure they are up high and cannot be reached my your son or pets. I would also recomment a vapour rub that can be used in his chest and back - good luck!!! if all else fails a visit to the doc's might be the next step.

Leslie - posted on 09/28/2009

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What I did when my baby had this situation she was only 11 days old during that time She was my first child and I was so scared.. 1st you have to buy a nebulizer and a sodium chloride.. you can nebulize your baby 3 to 4 times a day with 1mL of sodium chloride and use a muconase it's a nasal drops put around 1 drop each side of the nostrils to help her loosen congestion then after use a nasal aspirator to help him breathe easily and don't forget to give him doses of vitamin c.

SHAMISO - posted on 09/28/2009

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this has never failed,boiling quava leaves,eucalyptus leaves and lemon leaves with some lemon grass,when fully boiled..for a minute i cover my self with baby to inhale the vapour..steam it out.Adding vicks or choats also helps...

Megan - posted on 09/27/2009

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A good homeopathic remedy is Kali bicromichum 30 C totally safe you can add it to bottles or dissolve under the tongue or in a bit of water and then put it under the tongue. For thick mucus with post nasal drip it works great and you don't have to worry about reactions to essential oils or dust and mold. You can get the homeopathics in the same places you'd get eucalyptus, generally.

Susan - posted on 09/27/2009

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Word of caution about humidifiers. I used them with both my kids when they were little and would have always recommended them. Until I started taking my son to an asthma/allergist doctor. Humidifiers create a perfect environment for dust mites to thrive in carpet, bedding, and draperies. Obviously your sweet baby is to little for you to know about allergies. But be aware that if prone to allergies in your family, you might reconsider the humidifier and try one of the other remedies instead, including steaming the bathroom rather than humidifying the whole room. Good luck!

Heather - posted on 09/27/2009

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Vick's also has vapor rub for children/infants. Rub it on their chest or backs or just under their litttle noses and that helps A LOT!!!!

Kiela - posted on 09/27/2009

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Of the things suggested, many sound great, also make sure your baby is continuing to have regular bowel movements. Anytime my children have even one less bowel movement than normal they begin getting sick. The colon also holds some of the mucus congestion. Hope your baby feels better.

Danielle - - posted on 09/27/2009

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Take him to the doctor (if you haven't already) to make sure it's just a simple cold.

I used the vicks steam humidifier. I don't beleive in the "cool air" one. I don't see how a cool air humidifier can put moisture back in the air. So I swear by the vicks hot air one (th eone that blows out the steam at the top).

That usually helps my son when he's sick...keep it in the room with you or a close by so that he (and you when you're sick) will get the maximum benefit of it.

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There is a product available in the chemist called Suda clear. It works like the vapouriser only waterless, you insert a little pad and plug it in and it fills thier room with a menthol smell. I was put onto it when my daughter was 6 months old and have since got rid of the vapouriser, it is fantastic for clearing up congestion.

Jennifer - posted on 09/26/2009

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At some drug stores they have infant/toddler netty pots which have a similar effect as the saline spray and they work pretty well. They shower steam works and so does elevating the head of the mattress. I also believe in some natural remedies, but would avoid putting any pure essential oils directly on an infant; try diluting it with a carrier oil like olive oil or grapeseed oil first because they can burn the skin in some cases.

Karen - posted on 09/26/2009

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He might need antibiotics to help clear it up. My little boy's nose was congested and nothing helped to clear it up turns out he had an ear infection. I took him to the doctors and got him antibiotics and now he's congestion has cleared up and he can breath normally again.

Veronica - posted on 09/26/2009

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Your baby probably has a ruff time during the night. Leave your bedroom window a bit open. You could also put him on his stomach and tap him on his back as if you were burping him, it doesn't matter how many times you do it. It will losen up all the flems.

Jane - posted on 09/26/2009

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get him to his pediatrician to check for fever and infection. in the meantime, buy a crib "wedge" to put under his crib mattress so he can breath better and use Ocean nasal drops, humidifier.

Nancy - posted on 09/26/2009

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Breast milk will definitely work, if are still breast feeding. My pediatrian told me to use that for my son and it worked like a charm.

Tracy - posted on 09/25/2009

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I agree with the person that said if there is a chest rattle or raspy chest breathing it might be good to get them to the doctor in case of something more serious. I wanted to suggest something that has been a complete lifesaver for me and my daughter. It is called Nosefrida www.nosefrida.com. At first the idea is a little weird, but I decided to try it and it works GREAT! It is so much more effective than the bulb suckers and it was much easier on my daughter. She didn't exactly like it, but it did the job in 2 seconds vs. having to use the bulb 4-5 times to get the same amount of mucus out. I use some saline drops in her nose and let them work while I change her diaper, then suck out the snot and immediately she breathes easier.

Irene - posted on 09/25/2009

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If you feel it rattling when you place your hand on his chest\ back, I would seek medical care. At this young age they don't have the strenth to cough the mucus out. Until you get an appt. I took my son in the shower with me place a small amount of granule mint or menthol in the tub.

Renee - posted on 09/25/2009

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My Son was always having problems with congestion. Best advise I got was, to lock yourself in the bath room, sit by the shower, turn it on Hot and read him books while he takes the steam in. That will lossen it up! You also can take him to the freezer & open the door to breeze in the cold after the hot steam (but you do that for a breaf second). The affect of the two temps, really helps. But, steam always, always works for us;) And now that they diagnosed my 2 year old with Asthma, we don't have to do it anymore.

Natalie - posted on 09/25/2009

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To help with the congestion in the nose, I bought the battery operated snot sucker! It sounds gross and it looks gross, but it really helped! It was so hard to try and suck the snot out of my son's nose with the ball thing. The battery operated one is really soft and it says it can be used even on newborns. The machine also plays music, so my son would let me get the snot out of his nose with this because he was busy listening to the music and not screaming because I was touching his nose! It was $20 but a really good investment!

Stephanie - posted on 09/24/2009

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I have used the cool mist vaporizer, the breast-milk drops, Saline drops, but the best combonation I have experiance with is a warm bath or shower and a "snot-sucker" asperator. My little man hates it but it works once the snot is out I use the saline drops. I also elevate the head end of his crib. using books, it seems to help with the drainage.

Kim - posted on 09/24/2009

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I've also used breastmilk drops in the nose for my 4-month old and it's worked wonderfully!

Jenny - posted on 09/24/2009

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My little man had broncholitis which is a virus and had alot of congestion and trouble sleeping I have been using a vapouriser for the last 2 weeks and it has worked wonders now have a very happy well rested baby.

Seema - posted on 09/24/2009

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i would use a cool mist vaporizer and saline drops. Also raise the bedding or put a pillow underneath. Good luck...

Sarah - posted on 09/24/2009

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You can use little noses saline drop. It works very good i have used it for my last boy and it clear congestion easy.

Marsha - posted on 09/24/2009

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I was going to suggest the cool mist humidifier, but someone else already did. It always works wonders for my little one. The saline should be helpful too.

Debbie - posted on 09/23/2009

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Children 10 mths to 12 years Usanimals made by usana builds up the immune system. Vitamin E & C. two of the most powerful nutrients needed. My granddaughter hasn't been on meds since we started her on these. Surprising what a good vitamin can do for the body....

Elizabeth Berenguer - posted on 09/23/2009

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Also, Vick's makes a "baby Vick's" (don't use adult Vick's) that works wonders. Rub it on the chest and back in addition to the saline, suctioning out (even though they may hate it), and vaporizer or humidifier. I also try to elevate the baby slightly for sleeping - a positioner works well for this. Johnson & Johnson also has a bath soak that is for congestion - it comes in a green bottle. I don't remember if it is eucalyptus or what, but it says it is for congestion. You add it to a warm bat just before bed and that reall loosens it up as well.

Deb - posted on 09/23/2009

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I also found putting a cup of boiling water with a few drops of DD Eucalyptus oil in my sons room as he went to bed each night helped him to breathe easier and sleep through the night.

Ashley - posted on 09/23/2009

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You can make a natural chest rub which is extremely effective in loosening congestion: 3 Tbsp Olive oil or Almond Oil and mix 20 drops of either Eucalyptus Thyme, Basil or Peppermint Essential Oils. Rub in to chest and back with a cloth over it especially when he is sleeping.



You can also rub 1 or 2 drops of Oil of Oregano mixed with a few drops of Olive oil into the bottom of his feet as well.

User - posted on 09/22/2009

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You can use Little Noses Saline drops.. Usually a couple of drops in each nostril will do the trick and loosen congestion!! A cool mist vaporizor can greatly help as well!! Hope this is helpful!! All four of my children experienced severe congestion around that age!!!! Good luck!! Watch out for any fever that should develp though!!

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