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my 1 month old has stuffy nose and a cough what do ii do

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Baby cold: The recommended interventions for a baby cold -- stuffy nose --is either sucking out the excess mucous, if there is a lot of it, with a plastic bulb s ... Read More
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Dr. James Cummings
38 years experience Neonatology
Common cold: If your infant is not febrile and otherwise appears well medical treatment is not needed. Suction out the nose with a bulb syringe if it appears to be ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
?irritants?: The first months are troubled by narrow nasal passages & exposure to dust, fragrences, smoke & other irritants.Baby tries to flush these out o ... Read More

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A male asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Humidity: A humidifier will help, as will using saline drops right in the nose to loosen the mucous. If someone is taking a shower, someone else sitting in bath ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
40 years experience Pediatrics
Allergies in newborn: Inhalant allergies are not that common at this age but if the baby is constantly being exposed to some allergens e.g. Dusty room, old carpets that hav ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Allergies uncommon: Newborns depend on small nasal passages for breathing.Common irritants like dust, fragrance, smoke, paint fumes, cooking odors, etc.Can all cause cong ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
What other sx ?: Fever @ a 100.8 level is common in infants with a wide variety of minor and some significant illnesses. I find tylenol (acetaminophen) can give comfor ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
35 years experience Pediatrics
Most probably is a : Cold. Baby needs symptomatic treatment.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arti Jain
Dr. Arti Jain answered
24 years experience Pediatrics
Humidity: Use Normal Saline nose drops and then either wipe them off or use a bulb suction held outside the nostril to suck out the mucus. Do not put the bulb s ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: A "cold" can be significant a this age. Young babies are nose only breathers, so make sure that you keep her passages clear by using saline drops, enc ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arlene Haywood
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: His cough and cold can frequently progress to an ear infection which would cause your child to cry a lot especially at night. So i wouldn't let him cr ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Saline nose drops: Saline (salt water) nose drops may relieve the symptoms of congestion. Also a vaporizer.There is currently no other safe otc medications for relief o ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Most likely a virus: It is cold and flu season and there are cold fronts moving about...Most illnesses are viral in nature. You can give elderberry or umcka. Vit d 400 iu ... Read More

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