1year old with sore throat

Cindy - posted on 04/19/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My son is 13 months, I am quite certain he has a very sore throat. He has had a very runny nose and cough for almost a week. He's normally a good eater even when sick, but he won't eat but a few bites and only a few sips. Since Thursday he's been on an antibiotic due to an ear infection from his cold. Although I just read on Webmb that it is not good to be on antibiotics with a sore throat. Is there anything I can do to help with the pain of his throat? It's so upsetting to see him hurting and I can do nothing.

Thanks mamas!!

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Cindy - posted on 04/22/2009

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Thank you for your help ladies, between the honey, vaporizer and a few more days of antibiotics he is doing so much better. Thanks again for your suggestions!!

Jana - posted on 04/20/2009

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Somone else on here gave the suggestion of warming up some water adding some honey and lemon juice, basically lemonade made with honey. Let it cool then have your child drink it. I tried this with my daughter 19 months and I noticed a big difference in the horseness (is that a word) in her throat. I tried to give her honey from a spoon, because honey coats the throat, but she wanted no part of it. This "drink" was the only thing that she would take with honey in it. Good luck and I hope he feels better soon!

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Michelle - posted on 04/20/2009

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Not sure if this will help, but you could try keeping his bedroom atmopshere more moist, so when he sleeps his throat doesn't dry out. My son had ear infections every 6 to 8 weeks since he was 1 year old, and I put a warm mist vaporizor in his room at night to help with a sore throat. I have been told that either a warm or cold mist will help. When I had my tonsils removed last year, I stayed in the room with a vaporizor going the whole time since I was told by my surgeon to keep my throat moist and it hurt really really bad to drink anything. The antibiotics should help in a few days, if not consult back with the doctor to make sure there is not some thing else going on. Good luck and I hope he feels better soon. it's tough to see them suffer.

Andrea - posted on 04/20/2009

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Honey just little.. Cold Ice blocks you can make them yourself with juice or just water even.

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