Here are my feelings on snot:
Ds has had constant streams of snot out of his nose for what seems like forever, but in reality has been about two weeks. The mucus is clear and runny, and he has no other signs of illness. No sneezing or coughing, and he's not behaving any differently. He just popped the second of the current teeth he's getting, so I believe that's why his nose is running. It just is NOT stopping. It is causing major problems for me-ds has difficulty nursing and sleeping. He can usually 'sniff' around the mucus, but sometimes he just gives up. He is sleeping so lightly that he never seems to fall into a deep sleep. We can be laying together for an hour, and if I FLINCH, he's instantly awake. I got perhaps an hour of sleep last night, which was almost the worst night I've had since he's been born. I am severely exhausted. I cannot use the snot sucker becuase ds will go insane with rage. He fights me off if I come near him with it, and will thrash around like crazy if I try to use it. The last time I used it when he had a cold, he got so upset that he got into a coughing frenzy and stopped breathing for several seconds. So I don't use it anymore. We take a lot of steam baths together, and I wipe his nose about every minute. To make matters so much better, I'm having snot problems of my own, with clogged sinuses and now coughing. I HATE SNOT! I'm starting to go in after the stuff and am attempting to dry it up with herbs. Has anyone else had an experience with a never-ending runny nose, and when did it stop, and what did you do about it?