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really bad congestion in 8 week old baby. Help!

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shelsco Sun 07-Jun-09 10:50:18

My 8 week old has been really blocked up for about 5 weeks and its more than just the snuffles. He is well in himself and doesn't have a temperature but he is soo blocked up that if we lie him flat for more than 5 minutes or so he chokes and ends up coughing for about 5 minutes trying to clear his airways. He's also started to cough a little during the day when he's sitting in his boucy chair. He sneezes thick green snot (it turned from clear to green about a week and a half ago). We got decongestant drops from the doctor and are now on day 5 of using those (can only use for 7 days) but they haven't made any difference. Doctor checked chest, ears, throat etc and said they were fine but I'm really concerned as baby is due jabs on wednesday and i don't really want him to have them unless hes 100% but then he's not actually ill in himself! Has anyone else had snuffles that were like this? It's really getting me down.

DawnAS Tue 07-Jul-09 16:17:23

Hi there,

I can't help with a cure unfortunately, but just to say that my LO is 4 weeks and has been congested since birth.

I've tried Nasosal but that hasn't worked. Ellie has actually stopped breathing on one terrifying occasion when she was only 2 days old as she couldn't catch her breath. She hasn't yet worked out that if she breathes through her mouth when her nose is blocked, she'll be ok.

Apt at docs on thursday so I'll let you know if they give me something different.


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