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How to help a 4 month baby relief of nose congestion?

How to help a 4 month baby relief of nose congestion?

Saline and suction: Use saline nose drops and suction the mucus from the nose as often as needed. Also, elevate the head of the crib.If your doctor ok's it, use a humidifier in the room during sleep.Cold and cough meds are proven not to help and can cause severe side effects. ...Read more

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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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What do you do for a 4 month old baby boy who has nasal congestion and is coughing from time to time?

What do you do for a 4 month old baby boy who has nasal congestion and is coughing from time to time?

Saline nose drops: Use a bulb syringe to suck up excess mucus, then use salt water nose drops in both nostrils 4 times a day. Keep the vaporizer on and elevate her mattress. ...Read more

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Why has my 4 month old son been having cold like symptoms since birth but no fever and really really bad congestion in his nose and throat.

Why has my 4 month old son been having cold like symptoms since birth but no fever and really really bad congestion in his nose and throat.

Colds forever: 1) infants are notorious for catching "cold" viruses repetitively such that it seems as if they have a perpetual cold - are they in daycare? Use Normal Saline flushing. 2) is congestion and coughing related to food intake - could be reflux symptoms. Please see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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My babies complain of common cold how can I treat them without medication ( they are 6 months ) there is no fever just runing nose and congestion?

My babies complain of common cold how can I treat them without medication ( they are 6 months ) there is no fever just runing nose and congestion?

saline: Cold meds we use as adults or with older kids reduce drainage by using meds that dry ; thicken the drainage.Babies are dependent on narrow nasal passages that will block with thickened drainage. Your best rx for infants is to use generous amounts of saline nose wash and occasional suction to keep their nasal passages clear. Clean it as often as needed ; avoid all the stuff for old kids. ...Read more

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My infant's nose has a honking sound when she inhales. Is this congestion and do I need to use a nasal aspirator?

Probably: However i don't know enough to say for sure. Like is this new. And if it is new, an aspirator could be tried but safely. ...Read more

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Can my 1 and 1/2 month baby travel in AC coach of train for 20 hrs. He has congestion in nose?

Can my 1 and 1/2 month baby travel in AC coach of train for 20 hrs. He has congestion in nose?

Should be fine: Just try and keep him away from any drafty areas. Since he has probably not had his first set of shots either, keeping him away from people other than yourself would also be wise. A little bit of nasal saline will help with the congestion. ...Read more

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My 3 month old baby has congestion in her nose and a nasty cough. What should I do?

My 3 month old baby has congestion in her nose and a nasty cough. What should I do?

Cold & cough: Being this young, bring your child to the pediatrician to make sure what infection he has in addition to a virus. If he also has a wheeze, precautions can be taken to make sure he is getting enough oxygen. In the meantime, make sure he is drinking well. A stuffy nose can be relieved by saline drops. If he is having breathing problems, bring him to the ed. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

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