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« on: July 02, 2008, 07:55:56 AM »

Hi everyone!!! ohmy

My baby Sophia got sick with a cold. She's got a severe running nose. The worst part is that few months ago it was announced that babies under 2 years of age can't be given over the counter medication such as Tylenol, Triaminic, Benadril, etc. I was wondering if any of you know about some secret natural remedy??? I heard that rubbing Vicks on her feet works for cough, but I have no clue what to do for her running nose and sneezing, (at least to minimize her cold symptoms) .. I guess! Poor thing! She's had a rough day today. She's having trouble sleeping at night! Breaks my heart to see her that fuzzy.  Sad
The doctor suggested to do the saline drops, but that doesn't help her really! confused

Help!

Evelyn.

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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2008, 12:17:15 PM »

Why don't you check this website:
http://www.wddty.com/

It supposedly has good alternative solutions to medicine, search and see what comes up. It was recommended by a friend who always checks it first before buying medicine so it should work  Wink

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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2008, 12:22:41 PM »

Dear Evelyn,
out of my experience, saline drops do help eventually, so do continue with them and also I found that camomile tea is very good for caughing. You can also let hot water run in the bathroom so that it becomes full of steam, it really helps with caughing and congested nose.
good luck, hope your daughter gets better soon
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« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2008, 06:17:45 AM »

Hi Evelyn,

It is a heartbreak to see our children sick. My hubby is an ardent fan of using Vicks and it does work. The trick is to generate lots of heat by rubbing our palms together and placing it on the babies chest. This creates a soothing vapor which helps with the congestion.

Alternatively try Rhinathiol and ask your pediatrition for the dosage.

Hope Baby gets well soon.

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« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2008, 06:36:19 AM »

Yes, truly a heartbreak.  Felicity just diagnosed with a severe chest infection too (she had been coughing all night for the past few nights, and the day before we noticed some blood!!  ohmy ohmy ph34r ), and that's when we rushed her to our pedaetrician.  She's now off her nursery school for a week and taking medication.
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Anyway, I would suggest contacting your pedaetrician if you want to be ultra safe.

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« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2008, 07:09:51 AM »

Thank you all!!  smile

I followed all of your advise..
Did vicks on chest, back and feet (thank you Anushyam). Interesting link you gave me, I found great information Nohayo, thanks!! Leana, I did not think about the steam bath, after you mentioned it, I did it plus added this vapor bath solution from Johnson & Johnson. It worked great. Also did the saline drops.

This morning, she woke up a little better, but later on she showed great improvement. I prayed so hard... 3 months ago she was really sick. After running some tests they found RSV which is an infection that causes inflammation of the lower airways and pneumonia. It's supposed to be really bad (she was only 3 months). I was so scared that she would get that back, but thank God, she looks great now. I hope it stays like that... KL I'm sorry to hear your adorable Felicity is sick too. I'll have her in my prayers.  yes
I haven't taken her to the doctor yet to see what other symptoms she develops, but I did call. With my 1st son, Gabriel, I would run to the doctor's inmediately as soon as I noticed something wrong... The doctor asked me not to panic.. I would always end up returning at least 2 more times to his office, so after all the medical bills, thousands of dollars, long hours waiting for our turn for the doctor to tell me to come back... I learned now.. I wait. But, like I said, I am so paranoid from last time she got sick that I got really scared.
Thank you all for all your support and advise.

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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2008, 04:51:01 PM »

You are welcome dear!
We are glad Sophia is better laugh
Hope Felicity will get better soon also  ohmy
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« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2008, 01:44:04 AM »

Everything OK with Sophia now, Evelyn?

Felicity is also more or less fully recovered now - thanks, all! (Now she's running away and hiding from Daddy the "awful scary monster who's going to eat her if she keeps disturbing him!" smile )



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