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4 month old sick?? Help!

My 4 month old has never been sick... and I think he finally caught a bug of some sort and I have no idea what to do. He's coughing and spitting up everything he takes in... So he obviously has been wanting to constantly nurse because his belly keeps getting emptied. I gave him some tylenol to curb any oncoming fever... what else do I do???

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Asked by Shonejrsmommy at 10:13 PM on Oct. 12, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • a warm bath, cuddling, and a cool mist humidifier.

    Answer by myboogiewoogie at 10:15 PM on Oct. 12, 2008

  • Call your pediatrician! Babies are extremely susceptible to dehydration, and if he can't keep any milk down, then there's a good chance he will get dehydrated. Also, I remember when my dd got sick the nurse said that if she started coughing to bring her in immediately because that's not considered normal for infants.

    Answer by KMAsMommy9182 at 10:16 PM on Oct. 12, 2008

  • Defintatley cold and flu season. The coughing, sneezing and nose running would just be a cold, but spitting up everything, does not sound good, unless he is coughing so hard that he is throwing up??? Under 6 months, I would get it checked out. You would hate to have an ear infection etc that you did not know about... good luck!

    Answer by madzachmom at 10:17 PM on Oct. 12, 2008

  • start giving him some pedialite,so he doesn't get dehydrated. the milk causes flem. call your dr. in the morning--they may want to see him. if he gets a high fever call your dr. right away.

    Answer by pam228 at 10:20 PM on Oct. 12, 2008

  • I agree with with pedialyte to stop dehydration for 24 hours and if he has a fever at some point, put him in luke warm water that should bring a fever down inbtween tylenol doses.

    Answer by mom25kidz at 11:42 PM on Oct. 12, 2008

  • I called his ped and took him for a visit, she said to just give saline drops up his nose... idk i think shes a nut case... but thanks for the advice.

    Answer by Shonejrsmommy at 6:05 PM on Oct. 13, 2008

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