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Old 06-18-2006, 06:54 PM   #4
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Re: Baby congestion

menthol rub on her undershirt, NOT her skin. It can absorb through the skin and actually overdose a baby but will open up a congested child. Is her color good? Are her nostrils flared? Is she retracting at all? (skin pulls in along the neck or ribs) Tiny babies have tiny airways. You can often do a "drive by" to the peds and get a nurse to do a quick listen for wheezing.
Kim, mom of 5
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