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Safe Home Remedy For A Stuffy Nose While Breastfeeding
What is best treatment for sore throat stuffy nose earache n headache? At home trearments prefered ans breastfeedinf safe
From what you describe it may be viral upper respiratory infection.
Symptomatic treatment with humidifier and steam inhalation. Over the counter medications for cold have medications that may not be safe for baby while breast feeding (too many varieties with many commercially available meds to specify which ones are not good). ...Read more
Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more
Remedies: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more
Net Pots can: Reduce nasal congestion. Mix ¼ tsp salt w 1 cup lukewarm water. More salt can also be used. Place solution in neti pot. Tilt head & pour solution into 1 nostril. Blow nose lightly & spit out any liquid that drains into throat. Repeat on other side. This can be done in the evening before you go to bed & again in a.m. You can watch a video online to get the finer details down. ...Read more
Depends: On the reason for a stuffy nose. But the best home remedy is salt water nose drops. Just rinsing the nose with saline helps decrease stuffiness and reduces swelling of the mucous membranes. It is safest to get over the counter nose drops like little noses or ayr or ocean nose drops. ...Read more
I'm just getting out of a cold I'm breastfeeding my 1 month baby but now it looks like he is getting sick, he has a stuffy nose and coughing a lot??
Continue nursing: Continuation of nursing during periods of illness is beneficial because antibodies produced by mother are passed through breast milk and can help babies recover faster from illness. Nasal congestion in infants can interfere with nursing, so using saline drops in their nose is usually advised. Fever in a baby less than 2 months old (100.4 or higher rectally) is considered an emergency. ...Read more
My 2 month old has a stuffy nose but seems fine otherwise. I'm breastfeeding and I thought that prevented him from getting sick? What could he have?
Maybe nothing: Could have a mild cold or he could just have "normal baby congestion" because his passages are small. Breast feeding can help prevent a lot of things but not all...it will help though because of the antibodies to help babies recover. As long as he eats well and has no other symptoms...no worries. ...Read more
My husband insurance at his new job hasn't kicked in yet but my 2 year old is sick what should I do at home has a remedy my 2 year old has a stuffy nose at night but runny nose during the day its a bright green mucus her left eyes is kinda swollen and has
Triad: The triad of nasal saline irrigation, nasal steroid spray and antihistamine often results in dramatic improvement of nasal obstruction and drainage. Adding a temporary decongestant is also effective. Persistent symptoms may indicate structural issues, refractory allergy or infection. See an otolaryngologist for evaluation with persistent symptoms. ...Read more
Stuffy and drippy: Hello, your symptoms sound like allergy. Your remedy may be in the otc section of your pharmacy. Antihistamines such as claritin, (loratadine) zyrtec or Allegra may help. Each is available as a generic too! If this doesn't help, see your doctor for further evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more
Anything OTC: Pretty much everything over the counter is fair game. Most decongestants are L1 or L2 meaning they are ok in lactation. If you have any questions or it's something a little off the beaten path, ask the pharmacist and they can give you the risks. Most medicines over the counter are fine, and all the decongestants are. Just don't overdo it. ...Read more
Best treatment for stuffy nose for 1y.o. baby when she has cold. No fever, no other running nose, just stuffy.
One natural way.:
Agree w dr. Kam. Neti pots can
reduce nasal congestion. Mix ¼ tsp salt w 1 cup lukewarm water. More salt can also be used. Place solution in neti pot. Tilt head & pour solution into 1 nostril. Blow nose lightly & spit out any liquid that drains into throat. Repeat on other side. This can be done in the evening before you go to bed & again in the morning. ...Read more
3mo baby w/RSV. Cough is resolving but stuffy nose sounds worse. Albuterol-nebulizer treatment plus saline solution atomizer. What can I do?
Runny stuffy nose (clear). Post nasal drip. Chest congestion/burning chest. Body aches. No fever. Cold or allergies? Treatment? Thank you!
What can I take for a sinus headache while breast feeding? I have a stuffy nose, no cough nor congestion, just a terrible headache.
Believe allergic reaction to large qty of fertilizer itchy burn watery eyes. Dry mouth sneezing stuffy nose. Remedy?
Protect yourself: The remedy is to wear an appropriate mask while you're working with any chemicals. Also wear eye protection. Avoid contact for 5 to 7 days with anymore fertilizer. ...Read more
Stuffy nose, headache and rash on part of belly. Breastfeeding infant and he got a fever of 101 and today has a similar rash. Did he get it from my mik?
Congestion: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more
Nasal Congestion: You are limited at that age. The first step is to use some saline drops and a suction bulb syringe. If this child doesn't tolerate suctioning the nose that way, you can try a little saline spray to moisten the nose and clear it out. You can also use an oral decongestant to open the nose up. ...Read more
I have a cough and phlegm and stuffy nose that seems to not go away it's been a week and 2 days. Is there any home remedies I can do to make it go away?
I woke up with a stuffy nose and a sinus headache, are there any home remedies too get rid of my headache?
A 15 month old girl has a runny/stuffy nose. She wakes upcrying because she can't breathe. What can I give her to make her sleep better, any medicines/home remedies? Could it be because of her teething?
Help with teething: Generally Ibuprofen is much more effective for teething than tylenol (acetaminophen). You can also let your baby chew on a cold teething ring. Some parents have found camilia really aids in teething discomfort. It is important you do not give your baby more than four doses of Acetaminophen in any one day. Acetaminophen really challenges the liver. Massaging the gum tissue with a soft bristle brush can also help. ...Read more
Can you please tell me about effective home remedies on how to get rid of throat mucus and a stuffy nose?
Steam: Turn on the hot water in the shower and breathe in the steam. ...Read more
I have a stuffy nose and sore throat, is there any medications or home remedies I can take at 38 weeks pregnant?
Pregnancy Safe: I agree w dr. Mumneh. Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s. ...Read more
If vapor rub on you chest doesn't clear you stuffy nose, is it safe to use Vicks inhaler as well?
Most definitely!: At this point, you are so desperate to breathe. You may have to see your doctor so he may prescribe you allergy meds or nose sprays to make your life better and be more productive at work. ...Read more
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