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runny nose and cough???

my daughter is 8 months old, and has the worst runny nose and a small cough, the doctor always tells me there is nothing i can do, shes not sleeping so in turn im not getting any sleep, and i cant leave her alone for longer than 30 seconds before she starts screaming, is there anything i can do to help her get to sleep for longer than 15 minutes at a time, or make her feel better!?!?!?!

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Asked by x_tinky_x at 2:43 AM on May. 8, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Infant Tylenol.
    That's what the pediatrician told us when our son had a stuffy nose and bad cough.
    And he was only a month old.

    Answer by LoniRae89 at 3:05 AM on May. 8, 2009

  • we've been giving her tylenol when we think shes in pain or uncomfortable, but it doesnt seem to help any, she still just cries and screams and it doesnt help her go to sleep like it used to and we tried motrin, but all that seems to do is make her hyper lol :p, and ive tried a warm bath, but that doesnt help either, i plan on calling the doctor in the morning, but i dont know if i can handle another sleepless night lol

    Answer by x_tinky_x at 3:08 AM on May. 8, 2009

  • get a humidifier for her room, also you can use a small amount of vicks vapor rub(but not alot or it will irritate her skin). has the doc seen her, is it an infection? There are also OTC meds for colds for infants but doc has to tell you the doses...Also you cana use a rolled up blanket to slightly elevate one end of her crib, but only if she still cannot get caught under/inbetweent he mattress and stuff.hope she feels better and you get some sleep.

    Answer by Bearsjen at 8:23 AM on May. 8, 2009

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