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my 6 month old has a cold, but she has mucus in her lungs is there a way for her to get rid of those??

also she has a cough and all i have been giving her is motrin

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maryfer

Asked by maryfer at 3:57 PM on Nov. 28, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • She does not have mucus in her lungs. It just sounds like it. If there actually was fluid in her lungs, she'd have pneumonia - or RSV - which, this time of year, with everything going around early, is a possibility. There's nothing you can do for just a basic cold at that age - she really shouldn't be having motrin yet either, and definitely no other OTC meds, without the doctor's say-so. If you're worried about her, call your doctor/ped, or take her to urgent care or the ER. If she's struggling to breathe, or is wheezing, or seriously rattling when she breathes, take her in NOW.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:00 PM on Nov. 28, 2009

  • well i was giving her motrin because i asked her pediatrician and she said i could give her that, i called her doctor's office and they are closed but i am just wondering why when i hold her i feel her lungs vibrate? is this nothing to worry about? she has no fever anymore just some occasional coughing.
    maryfer

    Answer by maryfer at 4:08 PM on Nov. 28, 2009

  • my 6 month old is going through the same thing. I alternante tylenol and motrin and give him breathing treatments about every 4-6 hours. If it gets worse take her to the doctor Monday!
    mominbolt

    Answer by mominbolt at 4:24 PM on Nov. 28, 2009

  • Does she seem like she has trouble breathing? Does her coloring look good? Is she playful and alert? If she seems okay, the mucous is probably not actually in her lungs. Just watch her and don't worry too much if she seems okay. If her fever is gone and she seems okay except for an ocassional cough, she is probably fine. If she gets worse or you are really worried, there must be an emergency number or answering service to get through to a doctor.
    BJoan

    Answer by BJoan at 4:24 PM on Nov. 28, 2009

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