It's a virus. It has to run it's course. There are no medicines you can give, no treatments to help get him over it sooner. I know...my youngest had it at 5 weeks (1 adjusted) but we weren't lucky enough for him to stay home.
Keep his head elevated.
Steam him in the bathroom and suction what you can see.
Saline nasal drops, and suction what you can see....only what you can see. Too much suctioning can cause the nasal passages to swell, making it harder for him to breathe.
Tylenol for discomfort making sure it's the correct dosage.
Watch him closely for dehydration (if he starts having difficulty eating)
Watch his breathing. If he starts having difficulty breathing...nostrils flaring, chest sucking in, lips and/or nail beds turning blue...get him to the ER.
at 3:31 PM on Jan. 24, 2009