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A 18-year-old female asked:

My one month old son has a light cough and sound congested he sleeps thru the night and eats 4-6 oz bottles what should i do ?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Congested: Babies are notorious nose breathers. As a result they get a lot of mucus in their nose.The mucus results in a post nasal drip which results in a cough. Use the bulb syringe given to you at delivery to suck out excess mucus. Use saline nose drops in each nostril 4 times a day. Use a vaporizer and elevate the child's mattress when sleeping so he is sleeping on an angle.
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Watch for fever: I would be very conscious of his temperature. Fevers in children this young are very worrisome. Please find a way to keep track of his temperature.

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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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