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A 25-year-old female asked:

Is a sinus infection contagious ? my baby sounds congested now, did i get him sick ? i have baby saline , what else can i do? 3month old

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Dr. Lori Semel
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Sinus infection: The sinus infection is not necessarily contagious as a sinus infection BUT the bacteria or virus that causes it can be transmitted to the baby. To treat congestion in a young infant: elevate the head of the crib where the baby sleeps or use the car seat, saline nasal drops followed by suctioning, extra pedialyte to liquefy the mucous. Good Luck!
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