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15 day old has a cold..

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franfoxy2003 Mon 21-Sep-09 20:34:16

my 3.5yr old ds has given my 15 day old dd a cold...only problem seems to be a blocked nose at the moment, took her to the doctors this morning and told to put karvol on her babygrows/sheet but is there anything else i can do? poor little thing can barely breathe, have propped her mattress up with some blankets.

any advice would be grateful because she isn't sleeping too well because of not being able to breathe out of her nose.

bruffin Mon 21-Sep-09 20:39:19

My DD caught a cold from me a two days old, Saline drops help as well to clear the nose.

onehitwonder Mon 21-Sep-09 20:43:35

Poor you! and poor DD of course. You can get saline nasal drops which I used on DD when she was tiny - called Nasosal or something I think. They were supposed to help clear the nose so breathing and hence feeding is easier. You could also try sitting in the bathroom with her with the shower going, the steam can help.
There are snot sucking devices I believe but never tried them myself - think Boots sell them.

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