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Is it okay to give my 2 month old baby triaminic?

hes 13 lbs and 2 months old and has a nasty cough, and hes very congested.. what should i do?

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hradford91

Asked by hradford91 at 6:53 PM on Nov. 7, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • No. with a 2 month old, call the doc for advice.
    kjrn79

    Answer by kjrn79 at 6:54 PM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • Not without a doctors recommendation. The best thing to do is to use nasal saline for children and the asperator (nose sucker). When you lay him down, put a rolled up blanket under the mattress so that he is laying on an incline and run a humidifier or vaporizer. You can also put Baby vicks on his feet and that will work better than putting it on his chest.
    Jademom07

    Answer by Jademom07 at 7:01 PM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • hes way too young.. see the dr
    proudmommy690

    Answer by proudmommy690 at 7:02 PM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • no. just breast feed as often as your baby can.
    happy2bmom25

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 7:12 PM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • NO WAY!!! Breastmilk is the best cure!  This is one of the many reasons our bodies are made to breastfeed.

    mama_l

    Answer by mama_l at 8:13 PM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • call the doc
    horsesteelers

    Answer by horsesteelers at 9:07 PM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • Oh HELL NO!!! I'm sorry, but this is why all these meds were recalled for kids under the age of 4 YEARS - because parents were giving babies stuff they shouldn't have and others were OD'ing their kids. NEVER EVER EVER give your INFANT ANY medicine unless a doctor says it specifically for a certain time! Triaminic isn't supposed to used under 6 YEARS of age!!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:03 PM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • No. Humidifier, a snot sucking ball and moms arms are your best bet. If you run the humidifier, keep the door to the room open at all times. If you don't have one, run a hot steamy shower and sit in the bathroom( not in the shower) with your baby. Check with your doctor for other options.
    khedy

    Answer by khedy at 11:40 PM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • NO way! just increase fluids (maybe add in some clear pedialyte 2x a day... tylenol for fevers and a cool mist humidifier dont forget to suction the nose a few times a day to help
    MELRN

    Answer by MELRN at 11:59 PM on Nov. 7, 2010

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