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How To Fix A Blocked Nose
My 7 week old baby has a blocked nose what can I do to unblock it also shes very constipated and has a cough what can I do to fix these problems?
Nasal wash: At 7 weeks the primary cause of congestion and cough is the environment. House dust, fragrance, perfumes and cleaning products all leave scents that irritate a babies nose. A good nasal clean out with saline can remove much of this irritant load, but removing the offending irritants helps more in the long run.Air particle filters can also help.Constipation is a separate issue, no room to cover it. ...Read more
Nasal Obstruction: Nasal obstruction is one of the most common symptoms. There can be many causes including medical (allergic, hormonal, etc) as well as structural (septal deviation, turbinate hypertrophy, valve dysfunction). Typically fixed nasal obstruction is anatomic and fluctuating obstruction is medical in nature. An examination by a nasal expert can help find possible causes of your nasal obstruction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nasal Obstruction: See your otolaryngologist. You may have enlarged turbinates, septal deviation, nasal polyp or a combination. If you have a history of environmental allergies, use antihistamines or anti-inflammatory nasal spray that have been prescribed to you or that have worked for you in the past. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
"blocked nose": If it's due merely to congestion from allergies or a cold, saline nasal spray & oral decongestant (sudafed is one) can help. If you have a deviated septum so that the same side is always blocked, an ENT specialist can do surgery to straighten the septum & open nasal passage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nasal congestion: This article from mayo clinc provides great information on reasons for nasal congestion. Check it out. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/nasal-congestion/my00178/method=print. ...Read more
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