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Sick baby

My 5 month old has been teething for weeks, but no sign of teeth.

Also, he seems to have a cold.


watery eyes,
runny nose,
clear mucus in his saliva (which is sometimes thick),
he had a fever which has gone,
chokes on saliva sometimes

but other than that he isn't fussing etc.

Is there anything I should be doing? I have given medicine, he has gel for his gums, he has vapor rub, I'm making sure he is warm and I use an aspirator in his nose regularly.

He has been like this for just over a week.



Asked by Anonymous at 8:20 AM on Feb. 17, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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Answers (4)
  • Probably just a cold. My dr said if its affecting sleep you can try tylenol. But it really just needs to run its course,

    Answer by austinsmama1106 at 8:23 AM on Feb. 17, 2011

  • Thanks and I forgot to mention I've been using saline solution for his nose too.

    I just feel helpless watching him get upset or coughing like crazy, gasping.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 8:25 AM on Feb. 17, 2011

  • sounds like you're doing everything you need too..sometimes it seems to take forever for those badboys to pop out!

    Answer by froghopper at 12:53 PM on Feb. 17, 2011

  • Went to the dr, as I felt a bit paranoid. She said he's just experiencing teething and cold combo. Gave antibiotics but said he has no chest infection.

    Thanks ladies

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 1:49 PM on Feb. 17, 2011