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How can I clear the nasal passages of an infant?

How can I clear the nasal passages of an infant?

Saline and suction.: You can use saline nasal drops, which can be purchased over-the-counter and a bulb syringe/nasal aspirator, which you may have received in the hospital after the infant's birth. Otherwise you can purchase one in the pharmacy. Put the drops in the nostrils and attempt to aspirate the loosened mucous with the aspirator. Even if you can't aspirate any mucous, the saline will loosen it. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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My 2 day old infant is having cold, due to which her nose is choked. We're using a saline nasal drop as needed. Kindly provide your input on this. ?

My 2 day old infant is having cold, due to which her nose is choked. We're using a saline nasal drop as needed. Kindly provide your input on this. ?

Nasal congestion: At 2do the primary cause of congestion are irritants. House dust, fragrance, perfumes, detergent or cleaning products all leave scents that don't bother adults but irritate a babies nose. A good nasal clean out with saline can remove much of this irritant load, but removing the offending irritants from babies life helps more in the long run. ...Read more

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My sister's infant having breath problems after feeding. Not frequently but i think it has to do with burping and nasal cleansing?

My sister's infant having breath problems after feeding. Not frequently but i think it has to do with burping and nasal cleansing?

Feeding: Nasal congestion is a possibility but another important cause is esophageal reflux. Infants with reflux may choke with feeds. ...Read more

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My infant has occasional nasal flarinf but not other signs of respiratory distress is this normal?

My infant has occasional nasal flarinf but not other signs of respiratory distress is this normal?

Mgt: Nasal flaring is a symptom of associated respiratory problems. It would be helpful to see a short video of the problem, which you can show to your PCP. Observe your baby's breathing pattern while asleep and report any problems. ...Read more

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Is it safe for an infant to be close to a child who had have nasal flu vaccine?

Is it safe for an infant to be close to a child who had have nasal flu vaccine?

Yes: It is safe for a child to be administered FluMist when they have close contact with an infant <6 months of age. ...Read more

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My infant is 3 weeks old after each feeding he vomits no food is staying down . It came through his nose he is really fussy nothings working.

My infant is 3 weeks old after each feeding he vomits no food is staying down . It came through his nose he is really fussy nothings working.

Acid reflux vs other: This could be acid reflux which is common in infants. Reflux usually causes vomiting through the mouth or nose after feedings, with abrupt position change, or when pressure is placed on the abdomen. The severity of reflux varies. Projectile vomiting, green vomit, weight loss and lethargy are concerning for more serious GI issues and should be evaluated immediately. ...Read more

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How do we clean off infant nose boogle without hurting them?

See answer: If the mucus and/or "nose boogie" is visible and near the nare (opening)-simply use a soft tissue and wipe the infants nose. For increased congestion and nasal mucus you can use a bulb syringe. Check with your pharmacy and discuss the proper use of it with them or your dr. Best wishes. ...Read more