He's been to the doctor and does not have a cold. His nasal congestion is so bad, and so CONSTANT, though, that it's really affecting his life and my life. He can't sleep well AT ALL with this nasal congestion. He was sleeping 9 hours at night, now he sleeps only a few, and is awake for a few. then sleeps one or two more. And with my being a single mom, this is REALLY wearing me down. Not to mention him -- he's not rested in the mornings. Naps are shorter now, and he doesn't sleep soundly. I know it's going to affect his health.
Doctor says they don't recommend any medications for babies this age (10 months old.) Here is the list of everything I'm doing for him already:
- Nasal mist (saline spray)
- Nosefreda (the "snot sucker")
- Aspirator bulb
- Vicks chest rub for babies
- Mattress elevated on one end
My main issue is his sleeping over night, which he is no longer doing, due to this constant and severe nasal congestion. I'm thinking of perhaps seeing an allergist -- maybe he has allergies and there are some medications for that, even at his age?
It's hard to explain how much this is severely damaging quality of life for both of us, just from chronic nasal congestion! Any suggestions??
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