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Q&A: Your queries on baby coughs and colds answered

October 21, 2009

Family GP Dr Philippa Kaye clears up common queries about your baby's seasonal sniffles.
Q. My six-month-old daughter has just caught her first cold. She is finding it difficult to sleep and wakes up a lot during the night. I think this is due to her stuffy nose. I have heard that it's not a good idea to use vapour rubs on babies. Why is this?
A. We all know how uncomfortable a stuffy nose can be and that lying down to go to sleep can make it feel worse. Prop one end of your daughter's cot up on a few books or blocks so that she sleeps on a slightly vertical tilt, as this may help her to breathe more easily.

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