There seem to be quite a few parents out there. Anyone have advice for this situation?
Our girl is 8 months old. She’s had what seems to be just a regular cold for at least a week now. Really the only symptom is that her nasal passage is clogged with snot. I’m not worried that her condition is dangerous, but it bugs the heck out of her, particularly when she’s trying to sleep, so my wife puts the snot sucker up her nostrils and sucks it out from time to time (which she hates, so I have to hold her down for those sessions), but her condition persists.
If an adult had her condition, one could blow ones nose and take anti-histamines, but she can’t do the former and I suspect she shouldn’t do the latter either.
Tomorrow we go to a doctor. I’m sceptical because I know there’s no cure for a common cold and, as I said, I suspect that anti-histamines are a bad idea for babies. But our doctor is US trained, seems to be pretty good and I’m hoping maybe he’ll have some natural remedy I wasn’t aware of.
Is anyone aware of a good remedy for such a situation?