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How can respiratory therapists help sick/stuffy nose babies?

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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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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How can a stuffy nose be treated in an infant?

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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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?

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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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?

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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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?

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 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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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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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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