I took my 2-week-old DD to the ped. on Monday with some pretty bad nasal congestion. The ped. listened to her chest and said she had a little chest congestion, but mostly nasal. She recommended Pediacare Decongestant & Cold Infant Drops, which I vetoed because I am not going to medicate my 2-week-old unless I absolutely have to. She also recommended saline nose drops combined with suctioning with the bulb syringe, which I have been doing 2-3 times a day (Little Noses saline drops/spray) without much result. Yesterday a little bit of the (clear) mucus I suctioned out was blood-tinged, but only a tiny bit and only one time. The ped. also suggested that I take her in the bathroom and turn on the hot water faucet and "steam" her basically for 15-20 minutes, then do chest-tapping. She said she would then either cough or vomit the mucus out. I wasn't comfortable with this because I was afraid of overheating DD. Bottom line, the congestion does not seem to be getting better, so I feel like I need to do something else. I don't want to take her back to the ped. because she's going to ask if I am giving her the Pediacare, and I'm not and not planning on it. (She's a very mainstream dr., that's all I have been able to find in this podunk place.)
What would you do for a 2.5-week-old with a cold/nasal congestion?
Thanks in advance, mamas!!!