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6/12/06 7:20 P

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Saline drops--salt water generally sprayed into the nose to relieve nasal dryness and help break up sticky snot.

It shouldn't hurt to get it in your babies mouth. It will probably make him/her thirsty but that is about it. The cough is most likely from the congestion your baby is suffering from. The saline may increase the amount of snot that actually makes it down the nasal passageway but that most likely isn't your biggest problem. It's frustrating how even a little booger can clog a babies nose!!! Good luck finding it!

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6/12/06 3:23 P

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I don't think saline drops are dangerous after all you are trying to put it in his nose which eventually would lead to his mouth. But I could be wrong. My baby has a cough cold/ ear infection and has ended up on antibiotics. Have you tried a warm cloth over his nose? Also a cool mist humidifier is good as long as there is not a concern about allergies or asthma. When he sleeps elevate his head so the mucous does not sit in his throat causing more infection. As for the eating every hour I feel for you. It is rough. I hope he gets better soon.

Edited by: ANDYGO at: 6/12/2006 (15:25)


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6/12/06 9:19 A

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s\is saline drops dangerous. everytume I try and give my son the drops it rolls dwn in his mouth. Now e has a little cough everytime I burp him. he is so comgested and wants to eat every hour. what should i dO


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