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are inhalant allergies common in a newborn ? i care for a 1 month old , a stuffy nose for two days. a temperature of 99.6 started today.

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Dr. Mandakini Patel
41 years experience Pediatrics
Allergies in newborn: Inhalant allergies are not that common at this age but if the baby is constantly being exposed to some allergens e.g. Dusty room, old carpets that have not been cleaned for a while, it is possible. But given that the baby's temp is little elevated (not fever), it may be a cold. You could use nasal saline spray or drops and to see if helps see your pediatrician.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Allergies uncommon: Newborns depend on small nasal passages for breathing.Common irritants like dust, fragrance, smoke, paint fumes, cooking odors, etc.Can all cause congestion.Regular use of saline nasal wash can remove these irritants so baby can breathe easier.A temperature of 99.6 is normal @ this age.
Answered on May 16, 2013
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