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A 38-year-old member asked:

How do i get rid of baby's congested nose, since there are no baby nose medicines at the store?

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Dr. Patrick Hieber
Dr. Patrick Hieberanswered
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Viral URI symptoms: There is no true medicine for the relief of nasal congestion due to a viral upper respiratory infection. The fda withdrew licensing for "cold/allergy"medicines several years ago for children under age 2 yrs due to lack of proof of efficacy and reports of 100's of deaths/ yr due to errors made with the preparations. Cleaning the nose with Normal Saline nose drops / bulb syringe is traditional rx.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Only need saline: In babies the primary cause of congestion is the environment. House dust, fragrance, perfumes, detergent or cleaning products all leave scents that may not bother you but irritate a babies nose. A good nasal clean out with saline can remove much of this irritant load, but removing the offending irritants from babies life helps more in the long run.Air particle filters can also help.
Dr. Praveen Rohatgi
Cardiology 48 years experience
and see an allergist
Jun 23, 2017

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A 30-year-old member asked:

What is the quickest way to get rid of a congested nose?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Afrin (oxymetazoline) is very fast : But can only be used for a very brief time due to potential for rebound insomnia. Neti pots can reduce nasal congestion. Mix ¼ tsp salt w 1 cup lukewarm water. More salt can also be used. Place solution in neti pot. Tilt head & pour solution into 1 nostril. Blow nose lightly & spit out any liquid that drains into throat. Repeat on other side. This can be done in am & pm.

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