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whats good to give my daughter for her cold to go away?

she has a runny nose n cough

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Asked by carolina051508 at 1:07 PM on Jan. 26, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Nothing can make her cold go away except time. No medicine cures a cold.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:07 PM on Jan. 26, 2009

  • Just get a humidifier. You can't give them anything until they are 4 years old (some people say 6 years now) for colds. Vics rub for babies is also ok to use as long as you follow the directions.

    Answer by sbastille at 1:09 PM on Jan. 26, 2009

  • Time. That is the only thing that will MAKE a cold go away.

    Elevate her head.
    Run a humidifier (cool mist or steam) in her room.
    Steam her in the bathroom once a day and suction out what you can easily.
    Saline nasal drops and suction only if you can see stuff.
    Tylenol for discomfort.


    Answer by TiccledBlue at 1:12 PM on Jan. 26, 2009

  • To make a cold go away EASIER, make sure she has plenty of fluids and run a humidifier in her room.
    Nothing can make it go away quicker. The cold medicines that make a runny nose or cough go away are not safe for babies and they don't make the cold go away - they just cover up the symptoms and can make it harder to get well.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 1:13 PM on Jan. 26, 2009

  • Don't give cold drinks especially milk,  that will just make the cough linger on and for her runny nose just wipe it as often as needed and maybe take a small  pinch of vicks vapor rub and smear alittle on her nose that will help her loosen up more of her nose and help her breathe easier. Hope she gets better soon. Only time will tell when she is feeling better just continue to make her comfortable.doctorYour a good mommy...   :)


    Answer by Butterfly1108 at 1:22 PM on Jan. 26, 2009

  • I agre with butterfly- vicks- though, not too much on the nose, hot steam showers w/baby, watch the water temp though.. NO MEDS.

    Answer by ZoeKatsMom at 1:29 PM on Jan. 26, 2009

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