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opoor baby is sick......HELP!

my 7 mo old has a REALLY runny nose its been like 5 days and a weird cough. she coughs like she is choking on something. its a real deep cough.. any thoughts??? yesterday morning she was kind of warm but not too bad....

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:48 PM on Sep. 25, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Head and chest cold, it's common right now, the doctor's aren't going to give you anything for you so, give her tylenol, use a humidifier, use nasal spray, and comfort her the best you can for now.

    Answer by MommaRox4683 at 4:57 PM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • She is probably congested from a weather change. Use a humidifier at night, elevate the head of her mattress so she can breathe more easily, put saline drops in her nose to thin the mucus, use a bulb syringe to clear out any excessive congestion, and take a deep breath yourself. If she runs a fever over 101, the cough lasts very long or sounds like it is moving into her chest, or she starts to have trouble breathing-shallow breaths or a wheezing noise, call her pediatrician. Do not give her any diluted decongestant or cold medicine, and if you try vicks, use only a very little and make sure it doesn't come in contact with her skin.

    Answer by preacherskid at 5:00 PM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • If the cough seems to come from deep in her lungs and is wet sounding lasting more than 5 days take baby to the DR!!! They will get her on a decongestant as you DONT want a cough that sounds like that to turn into pneminia

    Answer by vbruno at 5:50 PM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • use baby vicks or regular vicks,put her in the bath room and run hot water so it stems in there,prop her up when she sleeps,realy hope that poor baby gets better

    Answer by angelairelan at 8:32 PM on Sep. 25, 2009

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