I have an 18 month old and he has a really bad cold. He just threw up a bunch of mucus after I gave him a glass of warm water to break it up. We sat in the bathroom for about 30minutes breathing the steam from a hot shower. He's taking a prescrption cold med. We have the vaporizer on next to his crib. I just gave him a breathing treatment. We rubbed him with Vics. Even after all this he looks and sounds horrible. Is there anything else that you can think of to make my poor baby boy feel better? I really hate seeing him like this :(
Answer by ciaobellaxo24 at 1:11 PM on Jan. 31, 2010
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Answer by Owl_Feather at 9:02 AM on Jan. 31, 2010
From a Respiratory Therapist's point of view, DO NOT REMOVE the vaporizer. IT DOES DO GOOD. A child exposed to a cold, dry environment would be much worse. It's a fact. To further break up the mucus, you can do a little CPT on him.
Keep up the fluids, steaming him up, breathing treatments... Is he on an antibiotic?
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