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children with colds

my two month old has a really stuffy nose and ive been using the nose suction thingy and i cant get all of it out.....shes having a hard time sleeping and i called the doctors and they told me to just use the suction cup thing and to use drops in her nose to help get the snot out but its not seeming to help and shes very cranky cuz she got her shots as well do you have any other ideas on what i can do to help her out? ive been giving her tylenol for the pain from her shots but shes had the cold before she got them any ideas would be helpful

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Asked by SPC.armywife at 3:15 AM on Oct. 1, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Her dr should have told you to wait on her shots until she is over her sickness. You shouldnt get vaccines while sick, because your immune system is already down.

    anyhow, :) you can get some tea tree oil, and use a humidifier and put the tea tree oil in there .. only like one or two drops, and dilute it with water and just let it flow throughout the room. or if you dont have a humidifier just let her smell the tea tree oil. her nose will run more right after, but it will get it all out do it throughout the day if you want. my dd has a really runny nose and i did this for her and it helped a lot. also when you wipe her nose, dont use anything hard, try even a wipey since it is wet and soft. if her nose gets chapped you can put a little bit of chapstick on it. or if you have the clear desitin, you can use that.

    Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 3:22 AM on Oct. 1, 2009

  • Just went thru this withy my 11 week old about a week ago, we ran the humidifier, and used the saline and bulb. neither seemed to make a difference. our ped recommended Infants vick baby rub and Johnson and Johnson Vapor bath. The bottle says three months and older but our doc said it was safe for our son and he was 10 weeks. It worked wonders for us. Good luck.

    Answer by aoaks2009 at 11:31 AM on Oct. 1, 2009

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