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A 36-year-old female asked:

My 11 month old son has a severe cold, stuffy nose and congestion from last 5days. he is not able to drink milk r eat properly. what to do? pl suggest

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Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 52 years experience
Upper respiratory: tract infection. Call his pediatrician for some mediction and probably an exam.
Dr. Adrienne Classen
Pediatrics 29 years experience
Normal Saline drops: Place 2 drops of saline in each nostril. After 1 minute, use a soft rubber suction bulb (short, fat ones are best) to remove the mucous. Squeeze the bulb first. Gently put the rubber tip into one nostril, and slowly release the bulb. You can also use a saline nasal spry. Some older kids won't let you suction, but the saline will still help loosen secretions. http://www.healthychildren.org

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