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My 7 month old has stuffy nose. what can i give her or do to help the stuffy nose and congestion? i am doing the saline spray/drop

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Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
There is no: actual medication for congestion recommended for a baby of your daughter's age. The saline drops and suctioning with a bulb syringe are the best remedies. Also, you can use a humidifier/vaporizer in her room, which should also help. Make sure she is drinking plenty of fluids. If she develops a fever, cough, decreased oral intake or isn't getting better, you should take her to her pediatrician.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
?irritants?: The first months are troubled by narrow nasal passages & exposure to dust, fragrences, smoke & other irritants.Baby tries to flush these out of the nose with mucous but this often ends as congestion & produces rattling with breathing. The best rx is washing out the nose with saline & suctioning the remainder. Eliminate irritants from babies environment & this will happen less.

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