He's STILL Congested! Please help! - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 11 Old 05-14-2002, 03:08 PM - Thread Starter
 
oceanbaby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 11,454
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It's going on two weeks now and doesn't seem to be getting much better. He is perfectly happy, he hasn't had a fever since the first day, his ears are fine, his cough is getting better, but he is still soooo congested. I've tried breastmilk and suction, which works great temporarily but the next day we're back to congestion. I gave a decongestant because we were flying, which didn't do a whole lot, which is fine really cuz I don't like to use decongestants normally anyway. I've done the steamy bathroom, etc. But it is all just temporary relief. How can I get rid of this?
oceanbaby is offline  
#2 of 11 Old 05-14-2002, 04:42 PM
 
cobluegirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: New Castle, Colorado
Posts: 3,625
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It took us two months to get rid of this garbage. If it isn't bothering him I wouldn't worry too much about it. You might try getting some Grapefruit Seed Extract nasal spray. That is supposed to help and also I will include a recipe for a mucous cleasning broth. Have you tried hot water, lemon juice, Ginger and honey? that sometimes is good too.

nasal spray http://www.diannecraft.org

Mucous Cleansing Broth
1 qt. homemade chicken stock

In a large pot, saute 2 cloves minced garlic, 1 tsp horseradish, and
apinch of cayenne 'til aromatic for 5 min. Add chicken stock and
simmer for 7-10 minutes. Top with nutmeg and snipped parsley.

Makes 4 bowls.
cobluegirl is offline  
#3 of 11 Old 05-14-2002, 05:31 PM
 
Stacie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: "gifting"
Posts: 1,406
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I use a penneyroyal bath. It smells like uecolyptis but is helpful.

a handfull of dried leaves. simmer in 1 quart water for 20 minutes. Strain leaves and dump in tub while hot. Mix. Water will look greenish but smells great.

It is good for helping to bring up phlem, aids in reducing fever and helps the body to rehydrate after a fever.

Best wishes.
Stacie is offline  
#4 of 11 Old 05-14-2002, 10:22 PM
 
Hera's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: boca del infierno
Posts: 3,409
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If you think there is infection that he's still fighting a little, you could start eating lots of raw garlic, which could help him through your milk if you ate enough. Has to be raw.

You've tried cutting out tofu, dairy, and sugar for the duration?

poor little snuffle......
Hera is offline  
#5 of 11 Old 05-14-2002, 10:53 PM - Thread Starter
 
oceanbaby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 11,454
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks everyone. I will try these different suggestions over the next couple of days.

Hera - do you mean cutting those things out my diet or his? He doesn't eat any of those, but I do, and was wondering if it could be contributing.
oceanbaby is offline  
#6 of 11 Old 05-15-2002, 02:39 PM
 
Ivanhoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: bs. as, South of everything
Posts: 1,334
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I know this may sound weird, but cool-dry air helps with congestions and coughs: Just open the freezer door and let him inhale that cold-dry steem.
Ivanhoe is offline  
#7 of 11 Old 05-15-2002, 04:44 PM
 
Hera's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: boca del infierno
Posts: 3,409
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I meant you, I figured he wasn't

I might call bebe luna in on this one, but wouldn't you want to keep away from cold and cold-natured things for congestion?

Having him in the bathroom when the shower is running could help, too....maybe while spritzing a little thyme or eucalyptus oil in some water in a spray bottle......
Hera is offline  
#8 of 11 Old 05-16-2002, 09:14 PM
 
mirtodd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: TX
Posts: 190
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Adding quercetin and NAC can really dry them up fast. Buy the capsuels that you can pull apart, and you can mix it with food or milk. You should see significant improvement within a 3-5 days.
Miranda
mirtodd is offline  
#9 of 11 Old 05-17-2002, 02:09 AM - Thread Starter
 
oceanbaby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 11,454
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I've never heard of quercetin or NAC. What are they?
oceanbaby is offline  
#10 of 11 Old 05-17-2002, 03:38 AM
 
Mama Lori's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: California
Posts: 1,283
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hey Oceanbaby, my son has congestion a lot too. Has had it for months. I'm thinking it's food allergies.
Mama Lori is offline  
#11 of 11 Old 05-17-2002, 10:53 AM
 
mirtodd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: TX
Posts: 190
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quercetin is a flavonoid and NAC stands for N-Acetyl-Cystine. (excuse my spelling) You can get both at any health food store.
mirtodd is offline  
Reply

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

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.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

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