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Dr. Mark Loury
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Congestion (Definition)

Congestion refers to any situation of "backup of fluid." Congestion may refer to the sinuses being backed up with mucus, while pulmonary congestion refers to a backup of fluid into the lungs due to ...Read more


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Why does my baby have a stuffy nose without other symptoms?

Why does my baby have a stuffy nose without other symptoms?

Little noses: Lots of baby is folded into the womb.The short neck required to make them fit means their little nose will do extra work.The neck grows longer in the first months & baby will then drop the jaw to mouth breathe without tilting it back like newborns do to cry.Irritants like perfume & dust can make the nose swell inside and the mucous they make may rattle. Mouth breathing helps the stuffiness fade. ...Read more

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Baby has stuffy nose with white snot?

Baby has stuffy nose with white snot?

Not uncommon: Try to suck out the snot with a bulb syringe. If the problem continues, see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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My baby has a stuffy nose and coughing alot. What is the best way to ease his congestion?

My baby has a stuffy nose and coughing alot. What is the best way to ease his congestion?

Avoid irritants: Congestion is a normal response of the airway to inhaled dust, fumes, dry heat, pollen, etc. As well as infection. Airway mucous traps debris particles and works to remove them. Vaporizers help thin heavy mucous in some. Avoid cleaning products with heavy odors, perfumes, and smoke and change AC filters often. A particle filter for babys room may also help. Medications seldom help. ...Read more

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My baby has a stuffy nose but not runny. And a dry caugh?

My baby has a stuffy nose but not runny. And a dry caugh?

Cold symptoms: Sounds like a touch of a cold. Use a humidifier, when you shower have someone sit in the bathroom with the baby. Use saline drops in nose if the congestion is interfering with the baby's ability to feed. Put a couple of drops of saline in, and then if doesn't sneeze them out, use your bulb suction to clear out mucous. Avoid irritants such as smoke. ...Read more

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How long does a stuffy nose last for a 11 month old baby?

How long does a stuffy nose last for a 11 month old baby?

Varies: Could be as long as several weeks. Things to look for that would warrant more urgent need to be seen would be gasping for breath, or unable to suck on pacifier/bottle/breast. Of course if they start acting in a manner concerning to you, a visit to their doctor would be warranted. ...Read more

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Is there any risk of anesthesia in 6 monrh old baby for laproscopic orchiepexy.if not what risks associated when he has cold and stuffy nose?

Is there any risk of anesthesia in 6 monrh old baby for laproscopic orchiepexy.if not what risks associated when he has cold and stuffy nose?

Anesthesia: There is always a risk from anesthesia regardless of age of patient or which type is used. This doesn't mean that the risk is particularly high for any one specific case. Please discuss this with the anesthesiologist who will be working with the baby. S/he will know more about the child's health and the type of anesthesia proposed. Take care. ...Read more

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My 1 mth baby has a stuffy nose n phlgems.. How can I get rid of it.

My 1 mth baby has a stuffy nose n phlgems.. How can I get rid of it.

M.D. visit/nasalbulb: A one month old may have congestion that is related to a cold or without any underlying infection. If there is reflux of stomach contents and milk, it may also cause a congested nose. Gently removing any mucus with a suction bulb and nasal saline, may help. Infants breathe through their noses. If there is breathing difficulty or it is related to an infection, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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My 1 month baby it's coughing a lot and it looks like he has a stuffy nose I don't know what to do ???

Illness in infant: Nasal congestion and coughing in an infant is usually associated with an upper respiratory infection. Although most are viral and cannot be cured, bacterial forms in this age group can be very dangerous. Nasal saline drops to the nose can help with congestion (too young for any medication) while you are preparing for your doctor visit. ...Read more

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My baby started out with a stuffy nose. Now its stuffy, sometimes runs, and a wet cough. Whats wrong?

My baby started out with a stuffy nose. Now its stuffy, sometimes runs, and a wet cough. Whats wrong?

A cold?: Babies get colds just like children. However, because their airways are smaller, you have to watch them closer. For fevers in infants <3 mo, let your doc know. For older babies who do not have fevers and are eating & peeing, normally, try some nasal saline. A squirt up each nostril with each diaper change may help a good bit. Light nasal suctioning with a bulb may help, but only the outside! ...Read more

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
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Stuffed Nose (Definition)

Stuffed nose is a symptom of upper respiratory tract infection, and can be viral or bacterial in origin. Stuffed nose can also be ...Read more


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more