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My 6 week old son has a runny nose and is sneezing. Should I just wait it out, call the doctor or give him something for his symptoms. Not sure if anything is safe for a baby his age?

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Maxsmommy0909

Asked by Maxsmommy0909 at 9:51 AM on Nov. 13, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • wait it out, as long as he's eating and has no fever.....you can't really get anything(meds) for a 6 week old.
    how_reb

    Answer by how_reb at 9:54 AM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • If he just has a runny nose and sneezing and no other symptoms just wait it out. That stuff usually happens this time of year. The doctor won't do much and there really isn't any kind of medicine that is recommended for a baby. Just push extra fluids and keep him comfortable. Hope he gets well soon. :)
    collinsmommy_06

    Answer by collinsmommy_06 at 9:56 AM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • i wouldnt give him anything. Get some saline solution to help dry up his nose, and maybe Tylenol for aches and pains. But do not give him any cold medicine. Its very dangerous in infants!
    Larue09

    Answer by Larue09 at 9:56 AM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • Saline solution can actually cause ear infections. Plus sneezing and mucus builds up to help block out viruses. Just keep wiping his nose.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:58 AM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • He's still too young to be given any medicine for colds. I would get some saline solution for his nose. You can use it as often as needed with a nose bulb. Also, try a cool mist humidifier in his room to help him breathe a little better :)
    MamaToHaileyBug

    Answer by MamaToHaileyBug at 10:10 AM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • WAIT IT OUT .....IN LET IT GO AWAY ON ITS OWN ...BECAUSE HE'S TO YOUNG TO TAKE ANYTHING WELL THATS WHAT THE DOCTORS TELL YOU
    ilyanaiyah

    Answer by ilyanaiyah at 10:24 AM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • steam, either by a cool mist humidifier or steamed bathroom (from hot shower), bulb syringe or saline drops, tylenol ONLY if there is a high fever
    Owl_Feather

    Answer by Owl_Feather at 10:54 AM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • Elderberry syrup is safe for infants.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 11:34 AM on Nov. 13, 2009

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