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Can A Baby Die From A Stuffy Nose
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
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
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
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
Cough and congestion: Its kind of hard to answer the question without knowing the age of the child. A 2 month old might be having reflux, a 2 year old may have allergies. At this timeof the year if the child is 6 months old or older and keeps a clear runny nose or congestion and a cough it is probably allergy related. ...Read more
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
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
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
Family member who had a stuffy nose was holding my 14 week old breastfed baby. Will my baby get sick?
Maybe: Stuffy nose is a variable label that can apply to allergies, mechanical obstruction, as well as illness.Illness can spread, but many other issues do not. ...Read more
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
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
My baby started out with a stuffy nose. Now its stuffy, sometimes runs, and a wet cough. Whats wrong?
?age?: The first months are troubled by narrow nasal passages & exposure to dust, fragrences, smoke & other irritants.Baby tries to flush these out of the nose with mucous but this often ends as congestion & produces rattling with breathing & cough. The best rx is washing out the nose with saline & suctioning the remainder. Eliminate irritants from babies environment & this will happen less. ...Read more
My baby is 10 days old and she coughs several times a day, with no fever or stuffy nose. Is there any problem?
Nasal saline: Nasal saline is to me the best single agent if the rx of a stuffy nose. Using liberal amounts you can accomplish 2 goals. Thinning the thickened secretions & washing irritants like dust, smoke particles & pollen away. It also helps to evaluate babies exposures & avoid irritants.Perfumes, dust, cooking & cleaning fumes, scented laundry soaps etc all can prolong a babies stuffiness. ...Read more
My 1 month old baby has a stuffy nose and wakes up a lot during the night because of it. What can I do to get rid of his stuffy nose?
Humidity: A humidifier will help, as will using saline drops right in the nose to loosen the mucous. If someone is taking a shower, someone else sitting in bathroom in the steam from the shower is also helpful. Put the humidifier right next to the baby's crib. Putting it across the room doesn't do much good. ...Read more
Stuffy nosr: Babies normally breath through their nose. To relieve stuffness, useabulb syringe to remove excess mucus, use saline nose drops, humidify the air if the room is too dry and try elevating the baby's mattress. Wash your hands before handling baby. If you are very congested wear amask. ...Read more
I have had a stuffy nose throughout my pregnancy (now 30 weeks). Could my sniffling impact my baby's health?
I'm just getting out of a cold I'm breastfeeding my 1 month baby but now it looks like he is getting sick, he has a stuffy nose and coughing a lot??
Continue nursing: Continuation of nursing during periods of illness is beneficial because antibodies produced by mother are passed through breast milk and can help babies recover faster from illness. Nasal congestion in infants can interfere with nursing, so using saline drops in their nose is usually advised. Fever in a baby less than 2 months old (100.4 or higher rectally) is considered an emergency. ...Read more
I'm pregnant and have stuffy nose/postnasal drip so i stop breathing for a few seconds every time i clear my nose, etc. What is the impact on the baby?
Not expected: Nasal stuffiness has not been known to affect the fetus but you are obviously miserable. See an allergist to find out if you may just have vasomotor rhinitis of pregnancy (considered hormone related) or an allergic issue. I don't expect antihistamine helping the congestion but the post-nasal drips may improve. Congrats. ...Read more
What is expected?: There is little scientific basis for homeopathic treatments. It would be better to consult your pediatrician to determine why the baby has a stuffy nose and treat accordingly. ...Read more
My 9 month old baby has stuffy nose and phlegm, what is good to give him or make to get rid of the phlegm.?
Stuffy nose: In infants, the use of saline nasal spray and suction of mucus when it loosens is one treatment; also a vaporizor for the steam or sitting in the bathroom running hot water in shower to make steam will help loosen the mucus for suctioning with the white or blue nasal/ear bulbs they sell over the counter. ...Read more
My 8 month baby girl hsve pass mucuse and smelly stool after feed she is on formula feed.also suffering from stuffy nose.
Probably okay: The smell and mucus are not really an issue. If there is persistent diarrhea (more frequent and more watery than usual), then an exam is warranted. Stuffy noses are a normal part of infancy/childhood. ...Read more
My 9 week old baby has had a pretty bad stuffy nose since birth. What can I do to help her breathe better, especially at night?
My baby is 4 months old he has a bad cough and stuffy nose i went to the dr today and he prescribed dimetapp for him 0.7 ml twice a day is that ok?
WHEN BEND OVER TO YOUR MY SHOES A DRAINAGE OFF SOME CLEAR LIQUID CAME RUNNING OUT OF MY NOSE I DON'T HAVE A CHILD OUR A STUFFY NOSE WHAT COULD IT BE.
Nasal drainage: it is very possible to have a thin mucous drainage from the nose on bending or stooping without any other symptoms ...Read more