my baby is 7 weeks old and seems to have phlegm and congested throat and has difficulty breathing.. anything i can do to help her without medication?

aradhana sharma

hi dear baby is very small for home remedies ...please consukt doctor


u can sit with ur baby in a room with mild steam. that might help.

asha chaudhry

hi sindhuri - steaming gives relief. u can add a drop of nilgiri oil in the steam. pls ask ur dr if u can give saline drops. Sheeba Vijesh #tagfwd

asha chaudhry

for the phlegm pls consult a dr.

Sindhuri Gautam

Doctor has given  sinarest​ drops .. but we didn't want to give it that's why i wanted to check for home remedies

asha chaudhry

sindhuri that might be for the phlegm/infection then. saline drops will help open the blocked nose but might not address the phlegm issue.

Sindhuri Gautam

i will try sinarest drops today

Sheeba Vijesh

hi sindhuri, please consult doc. sinarest is a medicine to be given under doctor's prescription
.. Do Not Self medicate!

asha chaudhry

Dr. Payal M kindly advise after reading comments as well. thnx much!

Dr. Payal M

apart frm what others have suggested- i have always given a head elevation to my kids (roll up a blanket or use a small firm pilllow) when they have colds.
also saline nasal drops r really good- use especially before u feed. ur doc has suggested sinarest right. i know there are  mixed opinions on giving these meds to babies- decide if u need to if baby is really unwell..
also monitor fr fever. take ur baby fr a checkup in a day or two to see if shes better n there is no chest congestion.

Neha Gupta

See dear baby is too small you have to consult with doctor Please... Don't try Home remedy at home..

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