Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Gerrie | 2007/05/31


Help - 6 Month old

The last 2 nights my 6 month old gets up in the middle of the night and cries and cries up until the morning, he nose is running, and he has a bad cough, took him to the doc but he said just the cold, but my baby has gotten worst since, could it be theething.....

Expert's Reply



This is not teething but is a viral illness caused by a virus known as RSV. Please go back to your paediatrician ask him/her to treat your baby.

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Posted by: alex | 2007/05/31

hi, i have the same problem and did basically what E did. however, did not get an antibiotics. get some good pain medicine (example lotum of ponstan) something to dry the nose up (rinex is good) a good couch mix and nose drops (i prefer iliadin). make sure you give it every 4 hours accoding to the pamphlet and he'll be ok within 24 hours. if not - take him back to the doctor.

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Posted by: Gerrie | 2007/05/31

E, I have tried the antibiotics, and the sterimar, but he just cries and cries at night, don't know what else to do, can't stand to see him in pain....

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Posted by: E | 2007/05/31

Hi there, my LO had the same problem, she is also 6 months old.

The DR prescribed her some antibiotics, and she is much better, no more coughing and I use STERIMAR for her nose and rub some PUMA on her feet and chest.

Good luck

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