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could nasal congestion in children be cured?

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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Cure ?????: Since the nasal passages are lined with sensitive tissue, it can and will swell in response to respiratory irritants and a variety of infectious agents. Congestion is most noticeable when infants have a small head/nose/nasal passages and are not yet mouth breathing. This improves with head growth, but any child will have recurrent nasal congestion when conditions set it off.
Answered on Dec 13, 2014
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends on cause: It depends on the cause for the congestion but can usually be controlled. If it is from an allergic problem, some children may grow out of it.
Answered on Jan 14, 2014

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