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Dr. Patrick Melder
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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How can respiratory therapists help sick/stuffy nose babies?

Dr. Patrick Melder
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How can respiratory therapists help sick/stuffy nose babies?

They can't: You can help with some saline nasal spray. If it persists, you need to see your pediatrician or an ent. A respiratory therapist is usually a hospital based allied health professional who helps with respiratory care in the hospital... Ventilation management. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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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


Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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How can a stuffy nose be treated in an infant?

Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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How can a stuffy nose be treated in an infant?

Nasal saline: Liberal use of nasal saline wash or spray can help an infant thin out their nasal secretions & increase the effective size of their airway. Suction may or may not retrieve the excess & it's ok if it drains into the stomach. It can be used as often as needed.Also make an attempt to remove any aggravating odors or fumes from babies space. Smoke or perfumes can be hard on baby. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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My infant is five months has a dry cough for a week and has a runny stuffy nose no fever should I take him to doctor is it a cold?

Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
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My infant is five months has a dry cough for a week and has a runny stuffy nose no fever should I take him to doctor is it a cold?

Cough: it is always hard to know when to take your baby to the doctor. If he is eating, drinking, pooping, peeing and acting otherwise well and having no fever then I would say no. If he has any trouble breathing, the cough becomes worse, he gets a fever, he becomes lethargic, dehydrated or you are just too worried then get him seen. Worried Mommas are always right. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Stuffy nose, headache and rash on part of belly.Breastfeeding infant and he got a fever of 101 and today has a similar rash. Did he get it from my mik?

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Stuffy nose, headache and rash on part of belly.Breastfeeding infant and he got a fever of 101 and today has a similar rash. Did he get it from my mik?

Fever: No, your child developed your symptoms through the respiratory infection that you have as seen with your runny nose and headache. Make sure you wash your hands before feeding the baby. Wearing a mask if you have respiratory symptoms might also help ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Park
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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How do I clear my baby’s stuffy nose?

Dr. Jay Park
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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How do I clear my baby’s stuffy nose?

Saline nose drops: Cool mist humidifier will also be of help. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson
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Why does my baby have a stuffy nose without other symptoms?

Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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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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Dr. John Chiu
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Baby has stuffy nose with white snot?

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

Dr. James Ferguson
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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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Dr. Holly Maes
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My baby has a stuffy nose but not runny. And a dry caugh?

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

Dr. Edward Neilsen
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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


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Nasal (Definition)

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