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A 23-year-old female asked about a male:

3 yr. old can't breathe at night but when he blows his nose nothing comes out. is it congestion or swollen dry nostrils? what should i do?

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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Stuffy Nose: 3 yos often have difficulty blowing their noses. Hard to tell if his nasal passages are swollen, congested or dry. 1st have him rechecked by his doctor. Next look for triggers for stuffy noses- does he sleep with stuffed animals, a pet or is the room dusty? Your doctor can help you sort this out. Saline nasal drops can help but many 3 yos will not let you put anything in or up their nose!

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