she's got a terribly runny nose, so i guess the congestion is bothering her. i have a humidifier in her room, am suctioning often...
do you give beadryl for this? i would think it'd be counterproductive to dry her out, but not sleeping isn't going to help her either.
So, what do you do?
So no, I don't give benadryl, we don't medicate at all (though we do give vitamins & homeopathics). But we don't even keep meds in the house so that's part of it... if you have it & feel comfortable giving it to her, this sounds like the time to use it! Hope she feels better...
ETA: Also a heating pad filled with rice helps too, and steam (bring her in the bathroom near the shower & run the water super hot right before bedtime).
I use ( even though your not supposed to ) Childrens Motrin Cold. That stuff really dries the boys heads up. It has real sudafed in it and is sold behind the counter at the pharamcy. I dont use it often but when they cant sleep because of snot/congestion I do use it.
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We gave it to her because I thought she was having a reaction to antibiotics. Turns out it was actually hand foot and mouth disease (she was on antibiotics because we thought she had strep throat - but it was all the HFM). I gave her Benadryl at 11pm and we didn't get any sleep that night.
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Poor thing is still feeling bad and her nose is pouring.
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