DO NOT GIVE HER BENADRYL!! If it viral, you just gonna have too wait it out. Benadryl is for allergies PERIOD. And if she is running a fever, its not allergies, its a cold. Take that mucus bulb and suck out the excess mucus out her nose. She will hate it, she will cry and scream, but she will breathe better. Do you have any Vick's baby rub?? You can put some on her chest that ill ease discomfort, you can also put it on the bottom of her feet also and put some socks on. I know it sounds weird, but it does work its tried and true.
If her fever is over 103, take her to the ER or if she appears to be having a hard time breathing. Just make sure she drinks plenty of fluids like her formula, Pedialyte...But you are the mom, and if you think she is worse, then by all means take her in. The doctors will not fault you or think you are a over reactive mommy.
at 1:56 AM on Feb. 20, 2013