My dd has had a clear runny nose for 2 weeks. We dosed high with vitamin C, continued her usual vitamin D drops and started to give her an immune boosting mushroom tincture from our homeopathic doctor. Then she devleoped a cough at night only. Then, suddenly yesterday, the symptoms all got WAY worse and the clear stuff turned cloudy and maybe a tinge yellow. She is a snotty, drooling mess and every time she coughs or sneezes she explodes with mucus and then wipes it all over her face and hair. She can't sleep and she looks AWFUL! No temp. Periodic moments of banshee behavior but mostly sweet and still playful.
But, I'm pregnant and tired!! I don't want to get sick and I'm doing what I can to protect myself. I'm mostly concerned with dd and her comfort though. What can I do for her at this age??? Can I give her hydrogen perozide drops in her ears? We're already doing the humidifer, steamy baths, nose frida (awesome snot sucker, if you don't know) and just having lots of down time. She actually cried for, "medicine" last night! Which is so weird. I've only given her motrin a handful of times when I thought her teeth were really bothering her and that's the only thing she knows as medicine. I wondered if the sinus pressure was affecting her teeth...but still, that seems like kind of a leap of a connection for a 16 month old. At any rate, she's so pathetic looking and so tired of the snot sucker and kleenexes, the poor thing.
Do you know of any secret weapons for little ones?