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A 33-year-old female asked:

my 6 month old baby has been nose congested for 3 months now & snores at night, tried humidifier, saline drops, is it allegies? can he take decongestant?

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Dr. Robert Stuart
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Not the best: Over the counter cold medicines are no longer recommended for children, because studies have not shown that they really help, and they often cause side effects. You should see your child's doctor to figure this out since it has lasted so long. It would be unusual to have this much trouble with allergies so young but there is a simple ige blood test to check for allergies.
Dr. Mark Collins
Prosthodontics 24 years experience
Child snoring: Have your child looked at by an ent. It could be adnoids and tonsils that are enlarged causing this problem.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
ENT: A Pediatric ENT referral may be informative. If the baby is chronically congested, chronic infection and impairment of the cilia lining the nasal passages and airway may be considered, particularly if there are associated ear infections and pneumonia. Avoid dust, smoke, pet dander and mold may be effective if there are allergic irritants.

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Last updated Jan 31, 2020

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