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#1 of 3 Old 09-17-2002, 10:44 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Is it a cold? Could it be allergies (we're in the OH valley...allergy central)... What should I do about it. I don't think he has a fever...he is just blowing a lot of snot bubbles!! He is also pretty fussy.

Help!!!--Megan and Tracy 4/26/02

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It's probably a cold. There's no real way of knowing for sure, but even if there were moderate fever I wouldn't worry too much!

This is the best, most comprehensive discussion of colds I've ever come across, from Dr. Sears' site.

If he does develop a fever, be sure to check out the information on that site about fever. It is enormously reassuring.

My 14-month-old has a cold right now with no fever but has had a streaming nose for several days. I give her homeopathic pulsatilla for congestion twice daily, put a little Herbs for Kids brand echinacea in her water cup, nurse frequently, sit in a steamy bathroom if she seems very stuffy, use a saline spray (but one at the grocery store or drugstore specifically made for noses; it's buffered) and bulb syringe to suck out the snot and take echinacea with Vitamin C for myself. I avoid over-the-counter drugs, since the side effects can be nasty.
Get well soon!
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My 5 month old dd woke up last week with a runny nose and i upped my echinacea intake and by the next day she was fine.
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