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My 1 month old has stuffy nose and a cough.. What do II do?

My 1 month old has stuffy nose and a cough.. What do II do?

?irritants?: 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 &cough & produces rattling with breathing. The best rx is washing out the nose with saline & suctioning the remainder. Eliminate irritants from babies environment & this will happen less. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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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?

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

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My daugher who is 1 month old is having closed nose n cough, doubt if chest congestion.. while breathing can hear a different sound.

My daugher who is 1 month old is having closed nose n cough, doubt if chest congestion.. while breathing can hear a different sound.

?irritants?: 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. The best rx is washing out the nose with saline & suctioning the remainder. Eliminate irritants from babies environment & this will happen less. ...Read more

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Are inhalant allergies common in a newborn ? I care for a 1 month old , a stuffy nose for two days. A temperature of 99.6 started today.

Are inhalant allergies common in  a newborn ? I care for a 1 month old , a stuffy nose  for two days. A temperature of 99.6  started today.

Allergies uncommon: Newborns depend on small nasal passages for breathing.Common irritants like dust, fragrance, smoke, paint fumes, cooking odors, etc.Can all cause congestion.Regular use of saline nasal wash can remove these irritants so baby can breathe easier.A temperature of 99.6 is normal @ this age. ...Read more

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My 5 month old has a fever of 100.8 has a stuffy nose and a cough should I take him to the er?

My 5 month old has a fever of 100.8 has a stuffy nose and a cough should I take him to the er?

What other sx ?: Fever @ a 100.8 level is common in infants with a wide variety of minor and some significant illnesses. I find tylenol (acetaminophen) can give comfort ; take a degree off a temp, but any resolution will be the illness going thru its cycles.If baby is playing some ; taking fluids well enough to wet every 6hrs, u may be able to ride this out at home. If quiet, taking poorly etc. Call in ; or see the dr. ...Read more

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2 month old with wet cough for 3 days. She gets really bad coughing fits from time and has stuffy nose. Should I worry about a cold at that age?

2 month old with wet cough for 3 days. She gets really bad coughing fits from time and has stuffy nose. Should I worry about a cold at that age?

Yes: A "cold" can be significant a this age. Young babies are nose only breathers, so make sure that you keep her passages clear by using saline drops, encourage extra clear fluids like pedialyte, elevate the head of the crib she sleeps. Check her temp and if over 101, see pediatrician right away. Observe for sleepiness, irritability, decreased appetite. See your pediatrician sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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My 15 month old has a cough and stuffy nose, if i let him cry at night would it make it worst?

My 15 month old has a cough and stuffy nose, if i let him cry at night would it make it worst?

No: His cough and cold can frequently progress to an ear infection which would cause your child to cry a lot especially at night. So i wouldn't let him cry- give him tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin to control pain and schedule a doctor's appointment. However, crying will not make the cold worse. ...Read more

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I think my 5 month old is catching my cold. During the night she has a little bit of a dry cough and stuffy nose. Any over counter medicine?

I think my 5 month old is catching my cold. During the night she has a little bit of a dry cough and stuffy nose. Any over counter medicine?

Saline nose drops: Saline (salt water) nose drops may relieve the symptoms of congestion. Also a vaporizer.There is currently no other safe otc medications for relief of symptoms at this age. ...Read more

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. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

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