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Are there any other reasons for congestion in newborns besides reflux? Oh, in the absence of cold symptoms.

Are there any other reasons for congestion in newborns besides reflux? Oh, in the absence of cold symptoms.

Yes: Silent aspiration, where the baby, when nippling, has a poor or abnormal swallow and the formula or breastmilk goes down the trachea (windpipe). Also, if there is a heart problem, the first signs can be failure which can present as congestion. ...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


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How to get rid of congestion in a newborn?

How to get rid of congestion in a newborn?

Nasal saline: A nasal wash out of her nose with saline can remove some of the irritants & thin out the mucous. Sometimes you must wash out the nose using saline like a garden hose to be effective. ...Read more

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What can I give my newborn if she has a cold and her saliva is sort of thick and she has runny nose/congestion?

What can I give my newborn if she has a cold and her saliva is sort of thick and she has runny nose/congestion?

Nasal saline: A nasal wash out of her nose with saline can remove some of the irritants & thin out the mucous. Sometimes you must wash out the nose using saline like a garden hose to be effective. ...Read more

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I have a newborn male baby with birth weight 3.5kgs.. He is 4 weeks now has nasal congestion wght 4.8kgs.Breastfeeding. Is it bcoz of what i ate?

I have a newborn male baby with birth weight 3.5kgs.. He is 4 weeks now has nasal congestion wght 4.8kgs.Breastfeeding. Is it bcoz of what i ate?

Stuffy nose syndrome: It has nothing to do with what you eat. Babies breath through their noses and get a lot of mucous in their nose. If the room in which they sleep, is too hot or very dry the problem can get worse. Use the bulb syringe that was given to you at birth and as suggested saline nose drops.A room temp of 68 degrees is good and humidity should be between25-30 percent. ...Read more

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My new born has congestion. any advice?

My new born has congestion. any advice?

Congestion: Newborns are nose breathers and develop a lot of mucus. Therefore, it is important to use a bulb syringe to suck up the mucus. You can also use salt water nose drops several times a day. A cool steam vaporizer is helpful as is an elevated mattress ...Read more

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I have a 5 week old with chest congestion & cough, is there anything we should keep away from her?

I have a 5 week old with chest congestion & cough, is there anything we should keep away from her?

Cold vs. allergy: It may be a minor cold. Newborns are very susceptible to cold viruses, since there immune system is not well developed. No medicine is recommened. Okay to take outside, but everyone handling baby whould wash their hands and no one with a cold should be allowed to hold. ...Read more

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What is the remedy for nasal congestion for a one month old?

What is the remedy for nasal congestion for a one month old?

Nasal washout: 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. ...Read more

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What is the remedy for nasal congestion for a one month old?

What is the remedy for nasal congestion for a one month old?

Nasal washout: 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. ...Read more

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What would cause a toddler to fail hearing test in one ear and on repeat fail both ears? no congestion at the time.

What would cause a toddler to fail hearing test in one ear and on repeat fail both ears? no congestion at the time.

Hearing: The toddler needs to be taken to a pediatric audiologist/ ENT practice for testing in a sound proof booth, and checking transmission of sounds and having a thorough exam. please do not ignore. It may be as simple as the child was too anxious, but it may be an issue with the inner ear ...Read more

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7 wk old with nasal congestion and diffuse lymphadenopathy. No fever or runny nose?

7 wk old with nasal congestion and diffuse lymphadenopathy. No fever or runny nose?

Possible emergency: Newborns under age 2 months have an immature immune system and must be checked by a PCP whenever symptoms occur, particularly listlessness. They can die from sepsis overnight, This condition might need emergency care. Have the PCP see baby today, or go to an ER where appropriate stat lab tests can he done and where baby could be admitted, (not a quick-care clinic). ...Read more

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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more