Ok moms I really need your help

Ieshia - posted on 03/02/2012 ( 31 moms have responded )

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Ok moms I need help I am a working mom and it seem that I never have enough time, My son is 8 months and he have a cough that sound really dry and hes also a little congested with a runny nose, im uupset that I cant be with him during the day to nurse him back to health and the short time at night that I am home I can only hold him to put him at ease...What can I do to ease make him more comfortable and help him get over this cough because he look so miserable at night ?

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Michelle - posted on 03/03/2012

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You can take your child to an urgent care or ER, you just have to know where to go. If it is a cold the best thing is snuggles and sleep. If it's not going away fast enough for you keep taking him in and make them listen, even if you go somewhere else. Check around your area for urgent care centers that are specifically for kids or that have pediatric knowledge.

Kay - posted on 03/02/2012

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I would have to second Jaime. Unless there is absolutely no way to get them in, I always take my boys to their pediatrician. I have never had success with urgent care for them. I would definitely run the humidifier in the meantime--it can work wonders. Best of luck!!! :)

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get a humidifier and take him to a pediatrician, not urgent care. they aren't specialized in the infant immune system and if they aren't running any real tests to make sure it's just a cold they aren't doing their job. get a second opinion from a different place.

Mandi - posted on 04/10/2012

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The humidifier will definitely help. When you shower, put him in a bouncy seat in there and the steam can help too. Also, use the bulb to suck his nose out. Are you sure it's not allergies? This time of year is crazy for that type of stuff. Good luck!!!!

Michelle - posted on 04/09/2012

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My child had a specialist, so we were ahead of the game when it came to his first cough. We were told NOT to use vicks as it could cause breathing problems into adulthood. We were told to use a cool air humidifier and raise one end of the crib bed. We placed two large phonebooks under the mattress to raise one end. We were also given an inhaler and spacer to use as needed. This can only be given by a doctor as there are no longer any over the counter inhalers. It worked like a charm.

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Mary - posted on 04/06/2012

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hi leshia take my word for old cure buy 100 per cent honey mix spoonful in cooled boiled water chest will ease after first dose repeat 3 times after day all ok use manuka honey or equvelant good luck know it works x

Michelle - posted on 04/04/2012

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I suggest a humidifier. You can also get children's vics vapo rub and put on his chest. If it doesn't help I would then consider a trip to the doc but he should be fine as long as there is not a fever associated with the cold. I have 2 kids and this always worked when mine were sick. Let me know how it goes. Michelle

Rose - posted on 04/01/2012

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i would get a vaporizer or humidifier I use a cold mist humidfier and it help with my breathing but you have to check with an alergist there are cetain level you want to keep the room at becasue if its to dry or to humid that could be making his cough worse.

Victoria - posted on 04/01/2012

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I am a massage therapist and I always steam my son when he starts those coughs. It eases them and a humidifier in his room would help to. Put a little vicks rub in the humidifier and melt it in there and let it run all night. He wil be good as new in no time.

JoyC - posted on 03/30/2012

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my son's been getting those a lot since he was about your sons age.I have a private doctor i take him to because i do not trust hospitals! Private doctors take much more good care of patients and their need and pay more attention! It just so happens that he is on medication and inhalers right now because as his doctor told me when we don't treat a bad cough when the babies are so young it could turn into bronchitis or even much more worse health problems!So i would advise you to take a day off and take him to a private baby doc!You need to be given the right meds for your son! We never give children just anything cause what might be good for other kids maybe bad for yours! I hope this helped :)

Alexis - posted on 03/30/2012

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you can rub a lil of vicks on his chest and back , and also under his feet, make sure u have socks on him after , and you could give him a 2 oz to 4oz bottle of camammile tea with a lil drop of honey . that would make my lil guy feel a lil better.:)

Tina - posted on 03/26/2012

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A cold should only last 7- 10 days anything longer could be something more serious. He is teething too so that will sometimes make a baby sick with cough and runny nose. My youngest son use to get sick from teething. Ask your doctor about children's allergy medication that might help. Then you can maybe give hime a nice lavender bath I know that helps soothe my grandson. Maybe a vaporizor in his room to keep the air moist.

Katherine - posted on 03/19/2012

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NO honey until 12 months! Maybe you can express some breast milk and have whoever is taking care of him give it to him? At least he's still getting it.

Debbie - posted on 03/18/2012

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WARNING!



Although honey seems like a wholesome and natural food to give your infant, don't do it until after she/ he is at least 12 months old. Honey can contain spores of a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum, which can germinate in a baby's immature digestive system and cause infant botulism, a rare but potentially fatal illness.



These spores are usually harmless to adults and children over 1 year old, because the microorganisms normally found in the intestine keep the bacteria from growing.

Amritam - posted on 03/17/2012

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Honey helps with cough

I tried the Organic throat coat (the box has little bags (like the tea bags) steep for 10min

boiling water) serve it while lukewarm

steam up the bathroom and be with the child for few minutes ,

humidifier helps

Debbie - posted on 03/16/2012

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Teething is a b*tch on babies. Take a wash cloth and wet and freeze a small corner and let him chew on it. Also, http://www.walgreens.com/store/c/humphre... Humphreys Teething Relief Pellets Original is a miracle!



I found the frozen stuff my daughter didn't like when she began teething at 3.5 months. She liked the vibrating kind of chew toys.



AVOID the oral- jell- as it gets swallowed and can cause tongue numbness and reflex.



Good luck!

Elizabeth - posted on 03/13/2012

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Try using saline spray to release the mucus in the nose and lessen the congetion, if the pediatrician is o.k. with your use of saline spray.



My daugther's pediatrician explained that one of her persistent ear infections was caused by an equally persistent cold's congestion. All the congestion connected through her ear, nose and throat eventually caused the infection. Dr recommend routine, per the directions on the bottle, use of saline spray for her nose to help loosen mucus, lessening the congestion running around her little system. I do this now and, not sure if it's the reason for it, but she hasn't had another ear infection yet. Good luck.

Brooke - posted on 03/13/2012

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i never thought it would work but we put vics (we use a petroleum free kind though), on the bottom of his feet then socks over them at night and it works wonders!!!

Rhonda - posted on 03/13/2012

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Ear infections are caused by bacteria most of the time. Otitis media they call it. Antibiotics will get rid of it. I don't know how you can prevent it, like preventing a cold, but it should clear up very soon after medication is started. Ear infections are so common in children.



Rhonda

Jenna - posted on 03/12/2012

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Definitely a humidifier. And, I always used to keep a towel folded up under the head-end of the crib mattress to tilt the mattress up just a bit. I kept it there always. It always helped to keep things from clogging up too much. On a side note, I had also read that was a way to prevent ear infections and...wouldn't you know it...she never got an ear infection. Maybe it was due to that, maybe it wasn't, but...I swear by it. :)

Rhonda - posted on 03/12/2012

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Always check with your pediatrician for either a RX or over the counter congestion relief for babies and an expectorant cough syrup, too. A nice cool mist in the room (vaporizer) works really well to clear out the little nose and he has to cough to get it out so the mist will loosen that up. These little guys bounce back pretty well.



Rhonda

April - posted on 03/12/2012

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cold water humidifier! and make home made saline drops... u need a cotton ball boil 8 oz of water and cool it down put 1/2 teaspoon of salt in the water and 2 drops in the nose then wait a min for the mucus to dry and wipe up after with a wet cloth! do this 2 - 3 times a day! suggested by doctors! my son is sick too butt now is feeling alot better and hes able to sleep alot better cause of the humidifer! good luck :)

Deanna - posted on 03/05/2012

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well your son maybe to young for this but when my son has a cold and its in his chest i rub vicks on his feet and put socks on at night. Your feet have all your nerve endings and it draws it up in your body. My husband was not a believer of this until he became very sick with a chest cold and I finally got to do this to him and now when he has a chest cold coming thats the first thing he does and it never amounts to anything cause we caught it! I believe the more you give your children medicine the more they get immuned to it. Your son might not be all to young give it a try and see it wont hurt him!

Ieshia - posted on 03/05/2012

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Thank you guys....I tried the baby Vicks and steamy bathroom every night for 3 night straight and now he is completely back to normal, well he just have a little runny nose and a little congestion here and there, but his appetite is back in full force and he is very active again in fact he's now crawling and trying to stand, like hes making up for those 2 weeks he lost by being sick....lol....Yeah Urgent care made me mad the last time I took him but his doctor called because she was upset that they kept sending him home with out properly checking him, so he will be going to see her just to make sure he's ok,

Sandra - posted on 03/05/2012

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steam up your bathroom or shower room (by keeping the hot water running or put a kettle there and keep the lid open) afterwards sit in the bathroom with your child. Do this a couple of times during the day. Eventually the cough will loosen up. If there is no change it might be necessary to get antibiotics from your doctor.

Teya - posted on 03/04/2012

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Rub him down with vicks and have a humidifier in the same room, some time the cold can take a while.... pedicare medicine is good for babies......if the cold gets worse take him to the er

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i took my daughter to the ER for a head injury when she was about 3mo and they LITERALLY laughed at me. apparently thought i was just some stupid teen mom (i was 21 at the time) and didn't run any tests on her, didn't check her out properly, and sent us home. needless to say i was pissed and will never bother with them again.

Ieshia - posted on 03/02/2012

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Yes, I took him to Urgent care 3 times last week and the doctors kept saying the same thing "oh its just a cold let it run its course and he will be back to normal in no time", but hes suffering and the symptoms seem more like allergies or a sinus infection than a cold, plus he's teething which makes things so much more harder on him

Kay - posted on 03/02/2012

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A humidifier can help. Has he been to a doctor? My littlest one was actually on a nebulizer for a while because of a nasty cough when he was smaller.

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