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2m/o with congestion and now a cough.

my ds has had a stuffy nose for around 6 weeks now and it doesnt seem to bother him all the time weve been using saline and suctioning his nose also using a humidifier in his room but it doesnt really help much. anyways... now hes developed a cough that seems to hurt. i can tell hes really congested and weve been using baby vicks vapor rub on him and hot steamy showers that seem to help but not for very long. i know hes miserable because i have the same thing. also hes eating like usual if not more than usual.
what else can i do to help him feel better?


Asked by MrsDuff at 12:27 PM on Dec. 29, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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Answers (3)
  • At this point I would definitely take him to the doctor. You are doing all the right things btw. Since he seems to be getting worse, the doctor might want him on antibiotics

    Answer by alinker at 3:12 PM on Dec. 29, 2010

  • you should take him to the dr to make sure theres nothing for serious going on beings the cough seems to hurt

    Answer by dominique1108 at 12:29 PM on Dec. 29, 2010

  • ur doing everything right! u can try the docs just to make sure but if not it just takes some time to get over a sickness! when my dd had a cold we sat in the shower about once an hour and the nose suck thing is great! i also put a pillow under one side of her mattress to help her breath better! good luck!

    Answer by Caroline2010 at 3:13 PM on Dec. 29, 2010