A 19-year-old female asked:
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my baby is 3 1/2 weeks old and has dry cough and stuffed nose. is it okay for him to inhale vicks with steam water ?

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Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience Pediatrics
Uri young baby: I prefer to stick with only normal saline drops in the nose followed by suctioning, upright position and a vaporizer isok in the room. I prefer to avoid the Vicks at this young age.
Answered on Feb 18, 2015
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