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I am using a humidifer and saline nose drops with my 6week old and it seems she is getting worse. What wlse can I do?

I am using a humidifer and saline nose drops with my 6week old and it seems she is getting worse. What wlse can I do?

Check with doc: Often when newborns get colds, they sounds much worse than they actually are. Because there noses are so small the air going through can make a lot of noise like a trumpet, and it can take 7-10 days before they sounds less stuffy. In newborns, it takes a lot of practice to know what is a cold and what isn't, esp with first child, so always better to see their doctor if in doubt. Call with any fever! ...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


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I am on oxygen and have problems with my nose stuffing up.. I have saline nose drops but doesn't seem to help much... Night time is the worst for me.

I am on oxygen and have problems with my nose stuffing up.. I have saline nose drops but doesn't seem to help much... Night time is the worst for me.

Is it humidified?: Should have (or be able to get) an in-line humidifer for your oxygen cannula, especially to use at night, which should substantially improve your symptoms. Can also intermittently use afrin type nasal spray (not more than once a day) -or- can move prongs of nasal cannula into your mouth, particularly if tend to mouth-breathe at rest/sleep. ...Read more

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Can too much saline nose spray/drops for babies hurt my 3month old? Quite a bit went in her mouth as I was putting the drops in her nose.

Can too much saline nose spray/drops for babies hurt my 3month old? Quite a bit went in her mouth as I was putting the drops in her nose.

No problems: They are similar to the IV fluid we use for them when they are dehydrated. I would only worry if you were poring it in in buckets. ...Read more

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What are saline nasal sprays vs neosynepherine nose drops?

What are saline nasal sprays vs neosynepherine nose drops?

Big Difference: Saline nasal sprays are just salt water sprays. You can use saline as nasal sprays as often as you like for as long as you like. Neosynephrine nose drops, however, are decongesting nose drops. It works quite well but.....This may only be used for 3 days in a row as your nasal tissues can be physiological dependent on them (i.E you can get hooked on them). ...Read more

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What will happen?? I used pure moist opti_frre multi purpose disinfecting solution as nose drops on accident.

What will happen?? I used pure moist opti_frre multi purpose disinfecting solution as nose drops on accident.

You will be OK: You will have no harm come from this, clearly if you have nasal symptoms for which you need to use nose drops, then you may still have to do so. ...Read more

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Can nose drops treat a stuffy nose?

Can nose drops treat a stuffy nose?

Stuffy nose : The otc drops like afrin (oxymetazoline) can backfire with a nasty rebound effect. Check with an ENT to diagnose and treat the causes of your congestion... Allergy, nose sprays, infections, deviated septums, polyps, tumors etc. Etc.Na. ...Read more

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Waking up 2 weeks dry bloody crusty nose when blow my nose throughout day yellow bloody use saline drops don't seem to help much ne suggestions?

If...: If this has been two weeks of persistent symptoms especially if associated with facial pain and significant congestion might be time to have antibiotics prescribed. Usually fluids, rest and OTC meds are recommended in the first few days but after that long if not better then a bacterial infection is possible. Go to your dr. or urgent care for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more