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Nasal Suction Bulb
Yes/yes: This is the preferred method of managing nasal congestion in the first months of life. You can squirt it in and let it wash debris into the stomach. Little babies don't have the sneeze power to sneeze stuff out and most can't mouth breathe effectively until 6-8 mo to bypass the congestion. ...Read more
What are reasons why the process of mouth and nose suctioning should not be more than 10-15 seconds every time ?
The person: needs to breath.Get a more detailed answer ›
When suctioning 9mo's nose, didn't notice that there was some water in the syringe after cleaning. It went up baby's nose. Amoeba risk? I'm scared.
My 3 month old is conjested with clear mucus coming out his nose. I am suctioning the mucus out with a syringe from the hospital. Any suggestions?
AURI: You are doing the right thing. Sometimes you can add saline solution during suctioning to wash out the mucus. ...Read more
My 6 week baby nose is congested. I tried nasal spray and bulb syringe and she still can't breath right ;(?
Reflux: in a baby can cause nasal congestion. Have your pediatrician check your baby to make sure there is no structural abnormality. If none, consider that the acid environment from reflux can lead to swelling of the nasal mucosa that will not respond to saline irrigation and suction. An antacid will help. ...Read more
Can post nasal drip on 7mo cause coughs? Started w/runny nose. Humidifier, saline & bulb syringe used. Cough AM & PM. Bronchiolitis risk? Nebulizer?
I've been using saline drops & suction bulb for my 3 month olds stuffy nose but now he has a wet cough. Can I also use the suction bulb for his mouth?
Yes: Saline & suction are a good standby for simple nasal & oral airway maintainance. There is no reason not to use a nasal aspiratorr in the mouth, they are connected surfaces. As long as baby is feeding well & playful for most of the day this is a fine approach. If you notice baby working harder to breathe, dropping feed volume or appearing restless or tired an evaluation may be warrented. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 7 month old child has had a runny nose for the past week what can I do to stop it? I have tried saline drops the bulb suction and i just bought a v
See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
My nose is stuffed. So I took a bulb syringe with a solution of warm water and some salt and squeezed it up my nose. Doing this is ok right?
OK!: This is an effective treatment for nasal congestion. It is usually less uncomfortable to add a little baking soda to the salt water. Otc single-use pre-mixed packets of salt are available, as well as dosing syringes / neti-pot / etc. You may use this as often as desired (even 2 or 3 times a day) without major side effects. One good brand is neilmed sinus rinse (i am not a paid to endorse!). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My babies nose is super congested help! i've used bulb strung saline spray cool mist humidifie and steamy shower u keep sucking stuff out but ita lo?
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