Should I Call The Dr

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Sarah-Natalees mama - February 2

I believe my dd (5months) has a cold. Her symptoms are runny/stuffy nose and very fussy!! No fever, coughing or sneezing. You always hear that there is nothing you can do for a cold so I'm not sure if I should make her an appt. to see the Dr or not?


MJM - February 2

I would just to be on the safe side.


Lisastar9 - February 2

Nah sure saline drops in the nose,and a nose asporiator to clean out the nose,himidifier in the romm when sleeping,and give tylenol for comfort,and lots of tender loving care will do the trick,she will have many more colds in her life and so will you.


Sarah-Natalees mama - February 2

Okay, thanks for responding. I called a friend w/ 3 kids that uses the same Dr. and she said unless she runs a fever or symptoms get worse maybe call then. I am just a new worried mom about everything. So hopefully she will start feeling better soon. FIL is here helping me out!


susie - February 2

i agree that if there is no temp. and no severe difficulty to breath, there is nothing the dr. can do, except charge you for coming in- but some moms just feel better if they take in their baby...try calling your doc and express how there is not fever and ask what you can do to relieve her cold


Sarah-Natalees mama - February 2

I got her some infant cold medicine that the Dr. told me about at her last visit and vicks baby rub also a vicks vaporizer is in the room at night. I have been doing to saline drops and suction. If anyone knows of anything else please let me know.


Nick - February 2

My 5 month old son has been really stuffed up for the last week. He started day care January 3 and had a different cold for the first 2 weeks of the month. I took him to the doctors the other day because he was eating less and I was afraid of ear infections. The doctor said he was ok and did not have a fever.He said babies have about 5 or 6 colds a year and day care babies about 10-12 and because they are mostly during the winter its like they have a constant cold. He said on the bright side he is building a strong immune system. I also use the saline and humidifyer and pediacare, but the doctor told me to use children's benadryl (1.5 ml).


Lisastar9 - February 2

Also prop up the crib mattress with a book to elavate it a bit for easier breathing.


Donna - February 2

It can be a sign of teething too



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