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What can i do for my sick 9 month old

She is very congested.She has been coughing up a little bit of phlem and i can feel it when she breathes in her back and chest.Should i still take her to the doctor even though she hasn't been running a fever?Her cough sounds so horrible and i know she's having trouble breathing out her noise.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:10 PM on Jan. 21, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • yes take her in make sure her lungs sound good. thats the important part. your pediatrician will provide ways to help sooth her and help her breathe as well.
    Bugsmommy1908

    Answer by Bugsmommy1908 at 11:14 PM on Jan. 21, 2010

  • Baby vicks works well. I will pray for your baby!
    2kidsonly2arms

    Answer by 2kidsonly2arms at 11:16 PM on Jan. 21, 2010

  • If you can feel her lungs rattling you need to take her in ASAP - not necessarily to the ER or urgent care, but to your regular doctor. It may be nothing, but it could be RSV.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:17 PM on Jan. 21, 2010

  • OP here-Thanks for your responses.I just don't want to be one of those nervous first time mommies that take there baby to the doctor for every little sniffle.2kidsonly2arms thank you for your prayer:)

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:26 PM on Jan. 21, 2010

  • Saline drops, booger sucker (bulb syringe), vicks vapor rub, cool mist humidifier.
    Lullababy

    Answer by Lullababy at 11:44 PM on Jan. 21, 2010

  • Turn your shower on with hot water and shut the door. Sit in there with your baby for about 15 minutes and let her breath in the steam. That should help for a bit.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:56 AM on Jan. 22, 2010

  • Steam, extra nursing, boogie sucker
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:42 AM on Jan. 22, 2010

  • try the shower! if you breastfeed, then keep her to the breast as much as possible. it is easier to breathe while she sucks, and it is comforting as well. humidifiers are awesome in the winter time!
    good luck!
    happy2bmom25

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 10:41 AM on Jan. 22, 2010

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