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I have a two month old and he is sick. coughing and stuffy nose. what can i do to help him breathe and feel better?

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Asked by gynaajk at 7:18 AM on May. 17, 2011 in Kids' Health

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  • Johnson and some store brands make a vapor bath. Put him that for a little bit, then rub infant vapor rub on his chest. Very import it must be for infants. Also a saline nose drop can help. Along with using the bulb syringe you should have gotten from the hospital to suck out the boogies from his nose.

    Answer by daps at 7:29 AM on May. 17, 2011

  • Acupressure, homeopathic remedies, chiropractic care, steamy showers, baby wearing, vitamin d supplements

    Answer by nepenthe429 at 7:29 AM on May. 17, 2011

  • You might need to get a humidifier and put him on an incline when he sleeps. Make his milk a little extra warm to help his throat as well.

    Answer by Wish2Be at 7:31 AM on May. 17, 2011

  • I use non medicated nasal spray. Put a few drops in each nostril, wait a minute, then suction all that junk out with a bulb syringe. If you breastfeed encourage baby to nurse as much as possible. If he sounds wheezy or has a temp give his pedi a call.

    Answer by Ashes0813 at 7:31 AM on May. 17, 2011

  • Humidifier, vick vapor rub

    Answer by louise2 at 7:32 AM on May. 17, 2011

  • Baby saline spray and an aspirator to clear out his nose every few hours. Cool mist vaporizer...keep it on him as much as possible. Warm baths will also help soothe him and clear out his sinuses. You can try that Johnson's soothing vapor wash. There's not really any safe medicine you can give an infant that young without speaking to a doctor first.

    Answer by Court128 at 7:47 AM on May. 17, 2011

  • saline spray and the aspirator.

    Answer by dramaMama407 at 8:13 AM on May. 17, 2011

  • Vaporizer, saline spray, and an aspirator. Let him sleep a little upright

    Answer by SherriPie at 8:57 AM on May. 17, 2011

  • Infant vicks, saline nose drops and suctioning his nose, plus maybe let him sleep in his car seat sitting up(with someone abble to watch him or him buckled it).

    Answer by othermom at 9:14 AM on May. 17, 2011

  • what othermom said, plus a hot steamy shower, just sit in there so he can breath the steam.

    Answer by daughteroftruth at 11:13 AM on May. 17, 2011

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