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Safe over-the-counter decongestant for a 6 month old??? Christa Torres 1 child; Spring Lake, North Carolina 82 posts
25th Feb '13

My daughter has had a runny nose for the past few days. It's been so bad that at times it's made it hard for her to breathe. There have been a few times that she has woken up screaming because she couldn't breathe and it scared her. Is there a safe over-the-counter decongestant that I can give to her? She is 6 months old. Thanks in advance!

tooodles 240 kids; Thailand 5075 posts
25th Feb '13

Nope there is nothing you can use. Only saline drops, suck them out, and sit in a hot steamy bathroom.

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15566 posts
25th Feb '13
Quoting :*:CHRiSTiNe:*::" Nope there is nothing you can use. Only saline drops, suck them out, and sit in a hot steamy bathroom."

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This is about all you can do.

Christa Torres 1 child; Spring Lake, North Carolina 82 posts
25th Feb '13

Well crap...that really sucks! She doesn't like when I mess with her nose and she hates the suction bulb. Guess I'll just have to continue to make her mad. Thanks for the advice ladies!

DeanJade&Mak's Mom 3 kids; Covina, CA, United States 8822 posts
25th Feb '13

If her nose is runny, means shes draining, which is good...
run a cool mist humidifier at night, helps with the congestion, and her breathing.

ERMAGHERD BEEDS! 17 kids; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4099 posts
25th Feb '13

Cool mist vaporizer. And they have "Vicks" for babies, too

Mama Rice 34 kids; North Las Vegas, Nevada 11980 posts
25th Feb '13

They make these Vicks plug ins. You plug it into the wall, make the whole room smell like Vicks.

Charlee ♥ Jensen 3 kids; Iowa 56325 posts
25th Feb '13

I put Eucalyptus oil in my humidifier for Booger. I also get the Pedicare Gentle Vapors, it's like Vicks but is a little strip that you put into the plug for the wall ( I made no sense then lol ) but it fills the room with the vapors to help clear the nose out

Eleanor Rigby 1 child; 2 angel babies; North Carolina 6963 posts
25th Feb '13

Saline drops worked for me