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is there a decongestet you can use from birth?

(6 Posts)
AwayWithTheFaries Wed 21-Oct-09 14:02:02

ds2 is 6 weeks and full of cold amd im sure i read on here there is one you can use from birth
my hv has been round today and said i can use olbas oil but put it near him and said it will be ok to use a bit of snuffle babe and iv been steaming him in the evenings
hes ok during the day but the last 2 nights have been hard where hes so snotty hes hard to settel

AwayWithTheFaries Wed 21-Oct-09 14:02:52

sorry left hand typing! decongestant!!

SparkyMalarky Wed 21-Oct-09 14:03:14

Saline drops - get them from the chemist - it's horrible squirting them up their little nose, but they work a treat

CuppaTeaJanice Wed 21-Oct-09 14:03:26

Saline drops?

whingeomatic Wed 21-Oct-09 14:04:43

You can get saline nose drops from the gp (or chemist if you don't mind paying!!) - just squirt them up and it makes the snot runnier so it can drain away (nice...)

We had them on repeat prescription when dd2 was newborn!!

AwayWithTheFaries Wed 21-Oct-09 14:19:36

iv got saline drops but they dont seem to help that much and hes got a chesty cough so i wanted to try and help the cough

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