Make sure to give them some mucinex, or other med with guefinesin (sp?), increased fluids- to help break up congestion, humidifier at night, saline nasal spray can help thin and clear that thick mucus in their nose and backs of the throat. vicks vaporub on the chest, and maybe feet too (some people swear by it, I've tried it on myself and it didn't help at all-I'm old school I think putting it on the chest works and I like that it keeps their chests warm). Lots of OJ and water- no milk (increases mucus production), maybe a vapors plug in. Good luck, hope your child gets well soon.
at 10:08 PM on Jan. 31, 2011