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what can i use as treatment for congestion for an 18 month old

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Asked by angelmj at 1:53 AM on Mar. 19, 2010 in Kids' Health

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  • A humidifer or a big pot of boiling water on the stove works really well! Baby VapoRub works wonders as well! Jergens also makes a Vapor bubble bath that really help. Make sure that you are giving them plenty of liquids but no milk products!

    Good luck. My 2 year is feeling the same way. It isn't fun!

    Answer by jcsscfam5 at 2:03 AM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • I wouold stick only with a humidifyer(no vaporrubs etc), or any other kind of steam Ilike putting baby in the bathroom with the shower running.

    Answer by Precious333 at 2:05 AM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • Definalty a humidifier it works wonders and pediatricians would advice agains any kind of vapor rub wether its for kids or adults.

    Answer by LANDENSMOMMYlmk at 2:14 AM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • I'm not bashing, but why no vapor rub? I've used it for it years with no ill effects. On kids, adults and even on pets.

    Answer by daisy521 at 3:57 AM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • Lots of liquids, spend time in a steamy bathroom, no dairy, Elderberry syrup, miso soup

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:04 AM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • Humidifier. Take her into the shower with you. Steam.

    Answer by sstepph at 3:45 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

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