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Old 12-12-2008, 02:57 PM   #1
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Can I give my 9 month old a decongestant? experienced moms pls help

I know doctors say its useless....and if misused daughter has had a verrrry bad cough the past 3 days....she is wheezing, isnt eating as much and all..doesnt have a fever and is pretty much as active, but obviously abit more tired and irritable....her nose is running but its all clear...she vomoited a few times and it all seemed mucus and she seemed relieved after...we called the doc he said their is nothing you can do besides the steamer, elevation, liquids etc....but i hate seeing her like this

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Old 12-12-2008, 08:45 PM   #2
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Re: Can I give my 9 month old a decongestant? experienced moms pls help

Sorry to hear about your child. We have been told that you cannot use any medication on this. We have basically had to wait it out when it happens along with using a cool mist humidifier.

Old 12-14-2008, 11:23 PM   #3
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Re: Can I give my 9 month old a decongestant? experienced moms pls help

Most medicines actually interfere with the bodies ability to heal. They only suppress the symptoms your child is feeling anyways, most people don't realize this. You can add essential oils to your daughters bath and steamer such as eucalyptus, bergamot, lavender and peppermint. You can also make a massage oil with jojoba or even olive oil, add some drops of essential oils and massage into your baby. These essential oils are naturally antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal so the body will absorb these oils and they will seep into the bloodstream where they fight off the infection naturally.

Old 12-16-2008, 10:47 AM   #4
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Re: Can I give my 9 month old a decongestant? experienced moms pls help

I use Baby Rub from Vicks. You can put a bit on her chest, I heard also about putting it on the sole of her feet to stop the cough. I don't know how, but it seems to work.

Old 12-16-2008, 05:17 PM   #5
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Re: Can I give my 9 month old a decongestant? experienced moms pls help

My pediatrician prescribed a decongestant called Rondec for my twins' fluid in their ears and runny noses. It seems to be working. They are 8 months old.

Old 12-17-2008, 10:50 AM   #6
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Re: Can I give my 9 month old a decongestant? experienced moms pls help

My doc said I could give my son a little bit of benadryl just like 1/4 of a teaspoon. This just made him super hyper! I don't like putting my son on antibiotics, so we just wait it out... It should clear up within a week!

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