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Posted by on Jan. 22, 2013 at 10:17 AM
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My 4.5 month old son has a very stuffy nose, and chest congestion. He has been coughing a lot lately and wheezing a bit when he is just breathing. He hasn't had a fever. Should I take him into the doctor to see if it an infection or assume it is a cold and wait it out? I already called the nurse an hour and a half ago and still haven't heard back.


Thanks everyone for the advice and the well wishes! He went to the doctor and had an ear infection and sinus infection. He started antibiotics yesterday so hopefully he'll start feeling better soon.
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victoriangavin
by on Jan. 22, 2013 at 10:21 AM
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Saline up the nose to flush it out, I wouldn't take baby to doctor unless there is a fever
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rwebb11
by Bronze Member on Jan. 22, 2013 at 10:23 AM
I've been doing saline every 6-12 hours and it isn't helping. :(

but thanks!


Quoting victoriangavin:

Saline up the nose to flush it out, I wouldn't take baby to doctor unless there is a fever

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victoriangavin
by on Jan. 22, 2013 at 10:44 AM
How many days have you been doing this? If it's been 3 or 4 then it's time to take baby in, they should check for an infection and may prescribe Clairton to help with the congestion


Quoting rwebb11:

I've been doing saline every 6-12 hours and it isn't helping. :(



but thanks!




Quoting victoriangavin:

Saline up the nose to flush it out, I wouldn't take baby to doctor unless there is a fever


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rwebb11
by Bronze Member on Jan. 22, 2013 at 10:59 AM

today is day 3.


Quoting victoriangavin:

How many days have you been doing this? If it's been 3 or 4 then it's time to take baby in, they should check for an infection and may prescribe Clairton to help with the congestion


Quoting rwebb11:

I've been doing saline every 6-12 hours and it isn't helping. :(



but thanks!




Quoting victoriangavin:

Saline up the nose to flush it out, I wouldn't take baby to doctor unless there is a fever



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angela.bouchard
by on Jan. 22, 2013 at 11:04 AM
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I would see what the advice nurse says. Are you using a humidifier?
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bloomsr
by on Jan. 22, 2013 at 11:10 AM
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I'd give a warm bath and run a warm must humidifier in his room to try to clear him out. Probably doesn't need to see the dr- there are a lot of nasty viruses going around now and the dr office will be like a sespool.
la_bella_vita
by Bella on Jan. 22, 2013 at 9:01 PM

 How is he feeling now?

rwebb11
by Bronze Member on Jan. 22, 2013 at 10:51 PM
We ended up taking the advice of the nurse and went in. He had a sinus infection and the start if an ear infection. So I'm glad I didn't wait after all. Thanks for asking.


Quoting la_bella_vita:

 How is he feeling now?


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maggiemom2000
by on Jan. 22, 2013 at 11:21 PM
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Quoting rwebb11:

We ended up taking the advice of the nurse and went in. He had a sinus infection and the start if an ear infection. So I'm glad I didn't wait after all. Thanks for asking.


Quoting la_bella_vita:

 How is he feeling now?


Aww, poor guy :-(

Breastmilk in both the nose and ears can really help!

mandapanda82
by on Jan. 22, 2013 at 11:21 PM
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My dd is the same age and had been like this on and off for a month! I took her in when she had her well visit and doc said she sounded fine and wasn't concerned. But she's not wheezing
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