My nine month old has a runny nose and a cough. Does anyone have any remedies that are safe that can help? Of course there is no medicine that you can give a baby for these symptoms but everytime he coughs it seems like it hurts him. I hesitate to put him on antibiotics again unless I have to. I know it's not good for him and he has already been on them at least 3 times since he was born.
Run a shower with hot water and really steam up the bathroom. Sit in there with him for a good amount of time. You may hear his congestion breaking up a bit. Definitely use a humidifier. Tylenol doesn't help with a cough but it could make him feel more comfortable. Saline nose drops and suck out as much as you can.
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