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3 1/2 month old baby with allergies and congestion....over the counter meds

does anyone have any experience with this? i know the labels say under 2 ask doc but if he were to say yes what type of meds can they have? I read benydril but I don't like that i feel like it doesn't help with congestion at all

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Asked by Ethans_Ma at 8:26 PM on Aug. 16, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Can't have anything
    try a humidifier for congestion

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 8:32 PM on Aug. 16, 2011

  • hi my son had such severe allergies at that age it turned into asthma and he had to do breathing machines well my ex husbands client told us about oil of oregano which you can get in pill or liquid form after one week of taking it we noticed a tremendous difference. He no longer needs the breathing machine or prescription meds when his allergies start acting up we have him take it twice a day and it really helps. Once you get it under control you can just have your child take it as needed

    Answer by tiggerzhope at 8:36 PM on Aug. 16, 2011

  • A child of that age can NOT have any meds. There are other things you can do for the congestion but no doctor will tell you to, or medicate, a baby of that age, for allergies.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:49 PM on Aug. 16, 2011

  • You don't want to medicate your baby with anything unless you get your pediatrician's okay. It's very easy to overdose an infant, which is why they put those warnings on children's medications. Try using a humdifier, or baby Vicks Vapor Rub (which can be used for infants 3 months and older). Do not use adult Vicks, as the menthol in it can irritate a baby's skin.

    Answer by GlowWorm889 at 9:02 PM on Aug. 16, 2011

  • NO MEDICINE! Especially not over the counter, if a doctor told you to get over counter then get a lawsuit and revoke his/her license! Get a warm vapor vicks humidifier. I would not put vicks directly on baby skin but at babies r us they sell warm vapor humidifier that you can add vicks to the humidifier and it comes out with the warm vapor that baby breathes and it helps with congestion and dryness. A babys stomach can not digest medicine as an adult would, that is why pediatricians don't really give meds unless it is really necessary.

    Answer by Nicollea at 12:40 AM on Aug. 17, 2011

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