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    I have a month old baby. He has a stuffy nose and a cough. I took him to his doctor but the doctor says he's too young to take medicine. He has hard time sleeping, and I don't know what to do anymore, any suggestions what to do?:(

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    Feb 9, 2006, 11:03 PM
    I am sorry for the passing of your son... oh, he's still alive. May I suggest you click on the Edit button in your post and change your words "I had a month old baby" to "I HAVE a month old baby".

    I don't know much about babies, but you are taking him to a special baby doctor, and not your regular doctor, right?

    Babies typically have iritic sleeping patterns I thought at that age. Isn’t that why parents always wake up in the middle of the night when they have new borns?

    Assuming you have taken him to a special baby doctor (the name eludes me…it’s late, please give me a break). Anyway, assuming you have taken him to a special baby doctor and he is too young to give medicine to, perhaps some kind of damp cloth. Warm or Cold, not sure which one, but something to sooth him and relax him.
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    Feb 10, 2006, 12:08 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainForest
    Babies typically have iritic sleeping patterns I thought at that age.
    CaptainForest, when you were a baby you thought that other babies had sleeping patterns pertaining to their iris? :p

    How about "I thought that babies at that age typically have erratic sleeping patterns."
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    Feb 10, 2006, 06:55 AM
    Hi, mommysam,
    Sounds like your baby might have a "common cold". I would take his temperature every so often, and if it starts going up, (over 101 degrees F) ,take him to a Pediatrician. A very high fever, over possibly 102 degrees F, can sometimes be dangerous.
    Here is a link with good explanations and what to do:
    http://www.babycentre.co.uk/refcap/78.html

    I am not a Doctor, and all the above is from personal experiences over the past 30 years.
    I do wish you the best. Please look at the website above.
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    Feb 10, 2006, 07:33 AM
    Welcome to parenthood! Young babies are indeed too young to take medication so they must 'suffer' through it. Of course what really happens is that we suffer through it as well through lack of sleep and worrying. But don't worry, all us parents have been through this, it sucks but it's part of the package... then it's on the teething! :)
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    Feb 10, 2006, 12:46 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by zylstra
    CaptainForest, when you were a baby you thought that other babies had sleeping patterns pertaining to their iris? :p

    How about "I thought that babies at that age typically have erratic sleeping patterns."

    Hehehe.

    You are indeed right. I was tied when I wrote that. Erratic sleeping patterns are a lot better :)
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    Feb 10, 2006, 12:56 PM
    One thing our doctor told us to try with my little boy, was to keep him warm, take him to the bathroom and run a bath of boiling water so there is loads of steam and just sit in the room with them with the steam which should help there nose and losen the chest... All you need to do is keep your child in your arms away from the water and let them get steamed... Just ensure that yourself and the child keep a good distance from the boiling water at all time's.

    But please check with your doctor before trying this, every child is different. But we found steam really helped no end and its pure and drug free.
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    Feb 15, 2006, 12:27 PM
    Hello mommysam,
    Try using a humidifier in the baby's bedroom.
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    Jan 7, 2008, 11:22 AM
    I think using a vapour plgu in his room will make him feel a lot better and Humidified air (either with a humidifier or run the shower and steam up the room and go in for a little bit) will help loosen all the *gunk* and make sleeping a bit easier and help with the fussiness. C if that will help .x
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    May 23, 2008, 06:33 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by MommySam
    I have a month old baby. He has a stuffy nose and a cough. I took him to his doctor but the doctor says he's too young to take medicine. He has hard time sleeping, and i don't know what to do anymore, any suggestions what to do?:(
    Well I took my daughter into the hospital when she was a couple weeks and they said that if she seems stuffy or if she's coughing and she seems like she's not feeling good give them sweeties all it is, is sugar and water they say it relaxes them. They said it is completely safe and its OK to give it to them. Believe me it works for my baby and they love it. I got this info from Tucson Medical Center, and I asked her pedi he said its just fine. What it does is act like a pain medication for us, but instead it won't harm them at all, babies just react to pain and uncomfortableness(I know its not word but wutever) differently, the sugar in the water I guess lets off different types of endorfines or however that's spelled try it he might just relax and you won't have to give him medicine this way his immune system can become stronger by just fighting it off himself- I hope this was somewhat helpful otherwise I just wasted 5 min.
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    Sep 3, 2008, 02:23 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainForest
    I am sorry for the passing of your son.....oh, he's still alive. May I suggest you click on the Edit button in your post and change your words "I had a month old baby" to "I HAVE a month old baby".

    I don't know much about babies, but you are taking him to a special baby doctor, and not your regular doctor, right?

    Babies typically have iritic sleeping patterns I thought at that age. Isnt that why parents always wake up in the middle of the night when they have new borns?

    Assuming you have taken him to a special baby doctor (the name eludes meits late, please give me a break). Anyways, assuming you have taken him to a special baby doctor and he is too young to give medicine to, perhaps some kind of damp cloth. Warm or Cold, not sure which one, but something to sooth him and relax him.

    >>>>>>>:confused: if YOU dont know anything about babies then why even comment back on her question? ...and starting off your comment rude because she mis spelled a word haha wait your whole msg was rude. you dont know anything about babies and your not a doctor so find a different topic to comment on like shopping or cars. ( "please give me a break")<<<<<<<<<<
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    Mar 5, 2010, 07:49 AM
    I have a one month old with similar symptoms and took her to the doc and doc prescribed her amoxicillin (penicillin) just to be on the safe side to make sure that if mucus descends to her chest, she doesn't get an infection. I spoke to another doc afterwards and he agreed. So she's been on this antibiotic for 8 days now - full regimen 10 days - and her nasal mucus is no longer green but white and very sick at the back of her nasal cavity, not dripping down and is very difficult to get out. I am running steam showers and use humidifier, and Saline drops and Hydrasense and bulb suction, and it's not getting much better, it's very tough. When asleep, she chokes on the discharge that drips down her throat and given they have a very strong vomit reflex, she wants to throw up. Anyhow, it's all very tiring but I guess there's not much else one can do. Now I noticed, that the dripping mucus causes her chest to wheeze - don't think it is bronchitis but just due to this excess mucus. Going to the doc next week. Will write more if I get more new advice.
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    Oct 3, 2011, 11:15 AM
    Hello,
    Take 2-3 garlic, with the help of the niddle and thread make mala, and put it in his neck, make it such a way that garlic should touch his chest,it will give him relife, keep it for 3-4 days. Hope he will be fine, and u can GO FOR HOMYOPATHY MEDICINE, that is easy to give,
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    Nov 9, 2011, 05:48 AM
    Let me tell you about my experience.

    “My baby was sick for the third time this year and she had a congested nose that was interfering with her feeding and sleep. The Doctor told me that there wasn't mush else I could do but to just ride it out and use some saline spray, breastfeed more often and try some Panadol but she was getting very unsettled and was having trouble breathing due to her congested nose.

    I was getting concerned about her, praying that the congestion wouldn't cause a sinus or ear infection.
    I called nurse on call to ask for advice but they told me the same thing the Doctor told me.
    So now I was left feeling helpless. I tried doing everything I could; you name it from saline spray to those useless rubber bulbs you get from the chemist. I even took her into the shower and let the hot water run hoping the steam might help the congestion. Nothing was working, so I turned to the internet hoping someone out there might know of a better way. Luckily a mother from a forum suggested this amazing new aspirator called the BabyComfyNose.com.au Don't just take my word. There are endless pages of positive feedback on this product even Doctors, pediatricians, and specialists have endorsed this amazing product. I personally couldn't be without it and I highly recommend all mothers have one on hand. Even if your baby isn't as congested as my baby, they are bound to catch a cold eventually.
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