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How do i treat a cough in an 11 month old?

He also has a runny nose, but no fever. he acts normally. his cough is worse at night or early morning and it sounds like he is bringing mucus up when he coughs.

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Asked by jackieV07 at 12:10 PM on Jun. 23, 2008 in Kids' Health

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  • best thing you can do it Saline drops and an aspirator.. Although tylenol makes a infant's tylenol plus cold, pediatricians do not recommend it b/c it has a decongestant in it, and a baby can't blow his nose, or cough it out, so there is absolutely no use.

    Use regualr tylenol for fever, and just hang in there!

    *Humidifer is also very helpful

    Answer by newmommyy322 at 12:13 PM on Jun. 23, 2008

  • Humidifyer, proping up baby's head while he sleeps. If it is really bad you might need to get an inhalor from your doctor. We got sick around here and my 11-month-old was coughing so hard he would throw up. The doc prescribed an albuterol inhalor and it worked wonders.

    Answer by sapient at 12:27 PM on Jun. 23, 2008

  • Push the fluids and put a vaporizer or cool mist humidifer on in there room.

    Answer by ZetaMommy at 8:24 PM on Jun. 23, 2008

  • When the cough is worse at night, its because the baby lays down and that causes all the mucus to go back down his throat causeing him to cough like that. So put a blanket under the mattress, a humidifer in the room, and see about getting him on treatments(albuterol). My 15 month old was hospitalized with R.S.V. and this is what they did in the hospital so whenever he gets a runny nose and cough this is what i do, and it really helps. Sometimes i sleep on the couch (sitting up) with him on my chest just so that he wont be coughing all night. i know its uncomfortable but we sleep pretty good most of the time. better than him fussing all night long!

    Answer by momofalexandjj at 12:01 AM on Jul. 1, 2008

  • If it's preventing him from sleeping then try something OTC JUST for the night.. but during the day it's best to let him cough. He has to get the mucous out.

    Answer by LyTe684 at 1:16 PM on Jul. 7, 2008

  • **Also if you don't have a humidifier... Run the HOT water in the shower and jsut sit int he bathroom with him and let him breathe in the steam.. it should help with the congestion.

    Answer by LyTe684 at 1:17 PM on Jul. 7, 2008

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