Stuffy nose, gas and teething? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
Thread Tools
#1 of 6 Old 08-30-2006, 11:08 AM - Thread Starter
CawMama's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Michigan
Posts: 3,225
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
: My poor little guy is falling apart. 5 months old and has had a stuffed up nose for about 3 days now (not so bad he can't breath or nurse, but I know it's bugging him). He's been waking up a lot at night screaming, then lets out a huge fart, and is fine. Also, I can feel a tooth up there, not through the skin yet...but on it's way.

Could all of this be tied together? I feel so bad for him, and don't feel like there is much I can do but wait it out with him. I've been giving him Hyland's tabs in the evening, but that doesn't do I'm not sure if his teeth are really bugging him.


Carrin Mama to Sawyer 4/06 and TTC #2 I am a WAHM!
CawMama is offline  
#2 of 6 Old 08-30-2006, 02:11 PM
liki's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 93
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
We seem to be in the same boat here! Runny nose, lots of gas. We were up five times last night and naps have flown out the window. Sending support vibes your way and will be watching for any advice. Also he has been nursing like a fiend!
liki is offline  
#3 of 6 Old 08-30-2006, 02:47 PM
Mama Poot's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Youngstown OH-Gotta Live Somewhere!
Posts: 6,151
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Could your little one be sensitive to the dairy in your diet?? Some people get cold-like symptoms from cow's milk allergies. The other thing that made me think of this was the painful gas, which my 12mo experiences if he ingests cow's milk. It could be this or it could be coincidence. If it continues, for say more than two weeks, I would eliminate dairy and see if he improves. HTH!
Mama Poot is offline  
#4 of 6 Old 08-31-2006, 09:23 AM
krizty's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Sioux City, Iowa
Posts: 387
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It could be any number of things. It very well could be teething, but you won't know for sure until the tooth pops through. If it's teething, you'll know because one night you will find it a miracle that you actually got sleep.

I believe your first instinct is probably right.
krizty is offline  
#5 of 6 Old 08-31-2006, 03:01 PM
Jeni_Houston's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 230
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I could have written this post myself. We are going through the same thing with our 3.5 month old DS. Pretty much exact same symptoms! I thought I would try some gripe water later today and see if that helps when he's in the crying gassy phase again. I did stop dairy as of Monday and I think it has already helped some. Maybe worth a try as a pp suggested. Good luck!
Jeni_Houston is offline  
#6 of 6 Old 08-31-2006, 08:01 PM
Hevyne's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 813
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Try Cocyntal by Boirons. This is a great homeopathic med that works practically instantaneous for gas and is not binding like Mylicon (yuck). Also, for teething try Camillas by Boirons. You can find them in a health food or natural type store. Good luck!!
Hevyne is offline  

Quick Reply
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off