My 4 month old son has had a cold and ear infections. He went to the ER last night because of a high fever and they prescribed him a decongestant. When I went back to the pedi today and told them that, she told me it was dangerous for babies to have this kind of medicine and that I should not give it to him anymore. It makes him feel soooo much better! Why is it dangerous? If that is the case, why did the ER doc prescribe it? SHould I not give it to him or what?Answer Question
Answer by vbruno at 6:50 PM on Dec. 10, 2008
Answer by lilbit837 at 6:55 PM on Dec. 10, 2008
go to web md and look up the name of the drug. They do say not to give decongestants to baby's anymore and have pulled all decongestants geared towards the really young. Few things you might want to try are vicks baby vapor rub on chest and bottom of feet (yes feet you put it on cover with socks but turn sock inside out to wash or they get goopy) It does work. Also ask the doc about musenex (guafesin is the active ingredient ) that will thin out the mucous so you can suck it out easier. I never gave it to a 4 mo old so I don't know if it is allowed but ask it may be okay.
Answer by babyfat5 at 7:04 PM on Dec. 10, 2008
Answer by beckcorc at 7:11 PM on Dec. 10, 2008
Answer by luckyshamrock at 8:25 PM on Dec. 10, 2008
Answer by AmiJanell at 8:58 PM on Dec. 10, 2008
Answer by Anonymous at 9:21 PM on Dec. 10, 2008
Answer by babycakes254 at 9:39 PM on Dec. 10, 2008
Ditch the medicine and use saline nasal drops and a nasal aspirator.
Answer by PhilsBabyMama at 9:52 PM on Dec. 10, 2008
Answer by lanesmommy08 at 11:59 PM on Dec. 10, 2008