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My son is 3ms old and he has cough with phlegm. What can I do? Dr only said to use saline drops and bulb syringe. I don't know how that helps.

My son is 3ms old and he has cough with phlegm. What can I do?  Dr only said to use saline drops and bulb syringe. I don't know how that helps.

Helps stuffy nose: Give the doctor's recommendations a try. It is often preferable in young infants to use saline drops and sprays to help remove mucous and relieve congestion from tiny noses. If the symptoms continue give the doctor a call. ...Read more

Syringe (Definition)

A syringe is a simple pump consisting of a plunger that can be pulled and pushed along inside a cylindrical tube allowing the syringe to take in and expel a liquid or gas through an orifice at the open end of the tube. The open end of the syringe may be fitted with a needle for ...Read more


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It's okay to use a medical 50ml syringe to inject saline into scrotum several times to make it bigger right?

It's okay to use a medical 50ml syringe to inject saline into scrotum several times to make it bigger right?

No: There is no medical reason to do so. Furthermore, it introduces a risk of infection and bleeding for no medical benefit. ...Read more

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Does a syringe bulb/snot sucker work. 6mo is congested and after using saline the sucker doesn't get much out. I see more coming out sneezing /diaper?

Saline/Humidifier: Babies tend to swallow their nasal drainage and post nasal drip can cause a cough. Babies at this age breathe through their noses, so it is important to try to thin the secretions. A humidifier and gentle wiping or suction bulb use with saline drops can help. ...Read more

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Can post nasal drip on 7mo cause coughs? Started w/runny nose. Humidifier, saline & bulb syringe used. Cough AM & PM. Bronchiolitis risk? Nebulizer?

Can post nasal drip on 7mo cause coughs? Started w/runny nose. Humidifier, saline & bulb syringe used. Cough AM & PM. Bronchiolitis risk? Nebulizer?

Yes: A post nasal drip can and commonly does cause a cough. Bronchiolitis is from lower airways (lungs). It is important for her pediatrician to listen and determine where the cough is coming from. The treatments are dramatically different. ...Read more

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6mo with stuffy nose no fever got flu shot 3 days ago. Now nose is super snotty. Saline, syringe bulb, Vick's, and humidifier are not working. Help?

6mo with stuffy nose no fever got flu shot 3 days ago. Now nose is super snotty. Saline, syringe bulb, Vick's, and humidifier are not working.  Help?

Stop the vicks: Any benefit baby is getting from your other efforts is cancelled by the vicks. I consider any fume producing material just like cigarette smoke.I never use Vicks under school age. Aggressive nasal saline wash is your best tool for success. ...Read more

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6mo w/3 ear infections in 3mths. Runny nose that turned green again. Humidifier, saline, bulb syringe but daycare. How to know if ear infected?Risks?

6mo w/3 ear infections in 3mths. Runny nose that turned green again. Humidifier, saline, bulb syringe but daycare. How to know if ear infected?Risks?

Exam: You may assume with the history that baby may get another ear infection, but greenish nasal drainage can be normal.The only way to know for sure is to have baby checked. Validating the number and type of infections is important if tubes are likely at some point. ...Read more

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Saline (Definition)

Saline water is a general term for water that contains a significant concentration of dissolved salts (nacl). In medicine we use saline solution for IV hydration. Normal saline (ns) is the commonly-used phrase for a solution of 0.90% w/v of nacl, about 300 mosm/l or ...Read more