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My baby has a real stuffy nose

I have a four month old who's been sick for the past three days. She has a real stuffy nose and it's hard for her to breath when she's asleep. Last night she had to breath through her mouth and i felt miserable for not begin able to do anything. And also her buggies are bright green. and she has eye buggies. i don't know if i should take her to the doctors cause it's happened before and they don't give her any medicine. So it's just a waste of time. But while she's awake she seems fine except the nose thing but her mood is ok only if I'm holding her. Is there any house remedies i should try?

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Asked by SHY_GIRL89 at 10:19 AM on Feb. 23, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • get some saline solution. They have them for infants. That should loosen and flush the mucus.

    Answer by ZaTa at 10:20 AM on Feb. 23, 2009

  • You could sit in the bathroom with her, run the water on hot and the steam will loosen up the congestion. When she goes to bed you could put a little Vick's on her chest to help her breath, just be sure to wash it off before you go out side.

    Answer by angelwings63050 at 10:22 AM on Feb. 23, 2009

  • Yes, our pedi recommended the saline solution with our son. Just call and make sure they think it's fine at your pedi's office before using any. You can buy it at Walgreens or CVS or anywhere though, just ask the pharmacist to find it for you if you have any trouble.

    Answer by MommyToSmeech at 10:24 AM on Feb. 23, 2009

  • Saline or BM in the nose and try to elevate her head when she sleeps. A cool mist humidifier is best too.

    Answer by amc9184 at 11:54 AM on Feb. 23, 2009

  • Johnsons makes a vapor bubble bath. It was a life savor for us last week when my daughter was really stuffed up. You just put then in the tub and pour it under water like bubble bath and it instantly clears them out. Also use the saline solution and then wait a few minutes and then use a bulb suringe(sp?) to suction her out. She will HATE it but it really works. That is what our pediatrician has told us to do.

    Answer by missbrinleysmom at 12:51 PM on Feb. 23, 2009

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