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allergies or cold?

My 3 month old daughter has congestion and a cough. She wakes up unable to breathe well, and then feels better a few days later. This is a frequently reoccurring cycle. Is it consistant allergies or is she catching a million colds?

 
amber710

Asked by amber710 at 1:30 PM on Nov. 16, 2008 in Health

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  • I was talking about "seasonal" allergies...not food allergies. Here's a link!


    http://parenting.ivillage.com/baby/bhealth/0,,3q6j,00.html

    ReneeK3

    Answer by ReneeK3 at 2:19 PM on Nov. 16, 2008

  • I've read AND heard doctor's say that babies don't have allergies until after their first year of life...something about being exposed to every season first?

    There are thousands of strains of colds so it could very well be just that.
    ReneeK3

    Answer by ReneeK3 at 1:52 PM on Nov. 16, 2008

  • It could just be allergens in the air. Pet dander, hair, dust, dirty heating vents or a too warm a room can cause the coughing and chest congestion. And if babied couldnt get allergies BEFORE a year, then how do you explaine kids being born with food allergies? or allergies to milk or peanuts or soap? Try putting a humidifyer in her room to help keep the air moist.
    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 2:13 PM on Nov. 16, 2008

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