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Nasal Flaring In Infants
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My sister's infant having breath problems after feeding. Not frequently but i think it has to do with burping and nasal cleansing?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a dry air cause nasal blockage for infants? My 7weeks old baby,whenever we go the city house and come back to the country she breaths differently!
Yes it can: Moisturize with saline nasal drops often if this happens, enjoy your baby ...Read more
My infant's nose has a honking sound when she inhales. Is this congestion and do I need to use a nasal aspirator?
My infant has occasional nasal flarinf but not other signs of respiratory distress is this normal?
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
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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.
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
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
When an infants nose is blocked with a bit of mucus how can I remove it to help her breath easy???
Why does formula runs/seeps from infants nose 15 min after feeding. Healthy. 7 days old. C-sec. Apgar 2 & 9?
Reflux-see Dr. : If baby isn't coughing or having difficulty with feeding, he might be having reflux. Milk remains in the stomach thanks to the ge sphincter, a muscle that encircles the top of the stomach-opening when food comes down, and closing to keep the food in the stomach. If it is 'loose' milk can silently come up the 'food pipe' or esophagus. Keep baby upright in your arms 30" after feeds, and see dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gentle burping: You have to be careful while burping the baby so that no milk comes out of infant nose.Do not burp too hard,see that infant chest is not press hard while burping .Hold the baby upright to avoid milk coming out of nose , this is very important .Also make sure baby is not overfed ,that also leads to regurgitation ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
How can flu in an infant be treated ?
Hi, my baby 2 month-old has been having flu symptoms for 2 days such as stufy nose and dry coughe?
M.D. visit: At this time of year, it may be due to another viral or bacterial illness. There are certain infection that also can be diagnosed at this age, which actually may have been transmitted earlier in life. Monitor the baby's temperature, and it is advisable to call your physician. If the temperature is elevated, then a work up is indicated. PRMG/Pediatrics, fax 858 259 9689 for review of records. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: Continuous cough and runny nose in an infant should be discussed with your doctor. It might be as simple as recurrent colds this time of year, but it could signify a chronic condition (wheezing or acid reflux), or a more serious infection (whooping cough or bronchiolitis). Treatments vary based on the cause, so a careful exam should be done by your pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infant had water pour out her nose while pushing to defecate. Np says lungs sound clear but I am still concerned. She's been extremely tired and moody?
Possibly: Otrivin (xylometazoline) is a decongestant that will shrink clogged nasal passages. if there is no cold or facial congestion, it will not have much effect. Swallowing helps open the passageways and clear the ears, so a good way to help your infant avoid ear pain is to make sure he's hungry by the time the airplane descends, and continuously feed from a bottle during descent. ...Read more
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