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What do these symptoms sound like to you?

Congestion, Coughing, Low fever, Irritable, Slightly Labored Breathing, Runny Nose, Slight Change in Appitite in a 12 month old?

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:13 AM on Oct. 10, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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    The first symptoms of a cold are often a tickle in the throat, a runny or stuffy nose, and sneezing. Kids with colds may also have a sore throat, cough, headache, mild fever, fatigue, muscle aches, and loss of appetite. Nasal discharge may change from watery to thick yellow or green.

    Answer by KelsoBabeyy at 4:20 AM on Oct. 10, 2008

  • It just seems like a cold, just keep her bundled and comfortable... :) good luck!

    Answer by KelsoBabeyy at 4:28 AM on Oct. 10, 2008

  • I am just worried and if I had a way to take her to the Dr. I would.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:41 AM on Oct. 10, 2008

  • Sounds like a cold to me.
    Fever: Give appropriate dosage of Infant's Tylenol. Give lukewarm bath. Dress in loose, thin, cotton clothing. Lots of clear fluids, but not water because water can dilute the body's sodium & other minerals that get depleted with a fever.
    To ease congestion, help keep your baby hydrated & help reduce fever: Alternate formula/milk/breastmilk with clear fluids (juice, Gaterade, Powerade, Pedialyte, Chicken broth) because milk can make congestion worse. According to my daughter's Dr, children can go up to 3 days w/out milk as long as they're getting clear fluids.

    Answer by fulltimemom2007 at 4:46 AM on Oct. 10, 2008

    Congestion: Also relieved during sleep by elevating baby's shoulders above chest level (put rolled towels under mattress). Also, dehumidifiers help with congestion as does Little Noses or other saline drops & suction.
    Decreased appetite is also normal while enduring a cold. Make sure that you offer several small snacks/meals that have vitamins in them, not just empty calorie stuff. Also, the following items actually help boost the immune system: Vitamin C, B Vitamins, Vitamin E (careful, not too much), Zinc, Beef, Mushrooms, Cherries, Blueberries, Garlic & Oregano.
    If symptoms get worse or last more than 7 days, call the Dr.

    Answer by fulltimemom2007 at 4:46 AM on Oct. 10, 2008

  • a cold or asthma get rid of the fever in 24hrs be vigilant with the tylenol on time everytime if it doesn't go away go to the doctor it maybe a sinus infection.

    Answer by tellis at 6:45 AM on Oct. 10, 2008

  • If your child is having some labored breathing then you need to take him/her to the pediatrician. It could be just a cold. It really matters if the child is having labored breathing or just difficulty breathing because of the stuffy nose.

    Answer by Kifole at 7:12 AM on Oct. 10, 2008

  • If you are worried take her to see her doc's. Also just remember when your baby has a high tem..not to cover her up. Less clothes will bring her temp. down.

    Answer by My_4_cuties_08 at 7:21 AM on Oct. 10, 2008

  • This could be RSV. I wouldn't play guessing games with an infants symptoms. Better to be safe than sorry.

    Answer by SCONE at 7:47 AM on Oct. 10, 2008

  • I could deal with the coughing and the congestion, the runny nose and etc. but the slightly labored breathing would def. send up a red flag with me. Labored breathing is nothing to play with. I would take the child to see his dr. immediately.

    Answer by lyrick24 at 8:01 AM on Oct. 10, 2008

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