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Old 10-28-2011, 06:42 AM   #1
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Exclamation 11 month old baby sick with cold.....please help

My 11 mo old baby is so sick with a runny nose and now she has a cough to boot....it isn't a chesty cough though. I have called her ped and they just say to boil water on the stove in a big pot all day long to keep the air full of moisture and to run a hot hot shower and hang out with her in there for fifteen minutes. I have a waterless vaporizer that is on 24/7 but only really helps at night when she is in her room. The vaporizer is too small to work in a big room like the living room. please if there is anything that i can do to help make her more comfortable during this time i would love your feedback....thank you in advance...

 
Old 10-28-2011, 11:11 AM   #2
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Re: 11 month old baby sick with cold.....please help

Sorry, I don't think there is much to do. My now 3 year old had cold after cold from being in a daycare. It was miserable for all of us. Unless it turns into an ear infection though, there isn't any meds they will give her. Motrin may help some, I know she is old enough for that now. It's last about 6-8 hours so maybe that would provide some relief. Good Luck! This too shall pass........how many times did I hear that?

 
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Old 10-28-2011, 02:11 PM   #3
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Re: 11 month old baby sick with cold.....please help

thank you so much for taking the time out to reply to my post.....i had a question about the motrin thing...is motrin like tylenol or ibprofen? what did you tend to use with your three yr old when he was a baby?

 
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Re: 11 month old baby sick with cold.....please help

When my daughter was 7 months we ended up in the ER because she had a fever of 105 and Tylenol was not touching it. Our dr office was closed as it was 4am. They checked her over, checked for a urinary tract infection, drew blood and did a chest xray (all were horrible expereinces for me and her). In the end, they couldn't find anything wrong with her. Virus. That was the only answer we ever got. They told us to use Motrin because it works well and they are allowed to have it beginning at 6 mos. So ever since that experience, we have just started her on Motrin right away as soon as we found out she had a fever and kept on top of giving her more around 6 hours later. Even if she was sleeping, I set my alarm clock to get up and give it to her. I always felt like my dr thought I was overreacting to my child's illnesses because the only answer I got each time was VIRUS. So I have just learned to start her on Motrin and if she's not better in 2 days I call the dr and make an appt. It's so hard to know what to do. Good luck, I hope your child is feeling better and you all are getting some rest.

 
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