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My baby is currently five month old, she has a runny nose and cough a little bit. She eat, play and sleep normally. Anything I can do?
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Dr. Captain
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Non-Medication Choices

  • Help the baby drink as much fluid as possible
  • Take hot baths as often as possible
  • Help your baby get as much sleep as possible
  • Consider putting a humidifier in the baby’s room
  • Consider putting a HEPA filter in the baby’s room
  • Elevate the feet of the baby’s crib to help elevate the head above the chest
  • Wash hands at least 5 times a day
  • Quickly alternate 5-10 minutes spent in a steam-rich room with time outdoors in cold air.
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Reduce Ongoing Exposures

  • • Keep your home free of allergens – close windows to outside, consider air conditioners/purifier filters, vacuum cleaners, and keep pets/furniture/rugs as clean and dust-free as possible
  • • Wash hands frequently during the day and avoid touching your eyes/mouth/nose/ears/hair with unwashed hands.
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Consider purchasing a mucous vacuum device, such as a NoseFrida to help remove excess mucous

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Of course, consider regular dosing of medications that are safe for the baby, including tylenol, ibuprofen, and benadryl, according to the pediatrician's recommended dosing.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
By the way, my daughter still doesn't take any solid food yet, she only have milk, if I decide to give her stuff like ibuprofen, how much I should give her, and how?

ibuprofen, tylenol, and benadryl come in infant formulas. These are all given weight-based.. so, depending on your daughter's weight, you would give a certain amount, every 4-6 hours.

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