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    Feb 12, 2016, 06:40 AM
    19 month old with a cough that seems to be getting worse
    My 19 month old son has been sick for about 4 days now and I've been running the humidifier and putting vapor rub on his chest and back. He doesn't know how to blow his nose yet so yesterday I picked up a battery operated booger sucker. My question is : Is there anything else I can do for him aside taking him to the doctor to get checked out? This is the first time he has ever been sick with a cold.
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    Feb 12, 2016, 07:37 AM
    His TEMP is very important. First thing a doctor will ask.
    Keep him full of warm broth and other weak fluids. Any food should be bland and as liquid as possible, such as oatmeal.
    Wait 1/2 hour. Take his temp then. Answer back.

    And be very careful with humidifiers! They get moldy very fast and you may not see it, and must be CLEANED often.
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    Feb 12, 2016, 11:04 AM
    Is there anything else I can do for him aside taking him to the doctor to get checked out? Any reason why you want home remedies and not professional help?

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