My baby's cough and cold

Christine - posted on 01/07/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My 1&8 month baby boy can easily get colds and cough. His pediatrician said that he's susceptible to it since our family had history of asthma, maybe my boy inherited it. I am afraid that if i continue to give him antibiotics, it could affect his young kidneys and liver. Does anybody knows some herbal or natural medicine for my young one?

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Liz - posted on 01/08/2013

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Try steam, and if that doesn't help, try taking him outside in the cold air for a few minutes (assuming you live in an area with low temperatures this time of year). You could try rubbing a small amount of vicks on the bottoms of his feet at night and then covering them with socks. That helps a lot. I agree about the antibiotics. They can be helpful, but in large amounts, not so much. My third son was on antibiotics for the majority of his first year, and we had a lot of digestive problems with him in his second year. I believe (but don't have proof) that his problems were - at least in part - caused from the antibiotics. Good luck!

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