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What Causes Congestion In Babies
Saline: Currently, decongestants and antihistamines are not recommended for the very youngest. Saline spray is a safe treatment. Consider an ENT consult to check for anatomic blockages and allergies. I recently treated a 4 month old with a congenitally blocked nose. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nasal saline drops: Babies ages 2-12 months can easily catch colds from other people. If there is just a runny nose, without much fussiness, without any high fever, without other worrisome symptoms, then parents can leave the nose alone. If the mucous is blocking the nose somewhat, try a few drops of saline, followed by gentle suctioning with a suction bulb. A doctor should examine younger or more symptomatic babies. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is nebulising with normal saline equivalent to giving steam to a 2.5 month ok infant for cold and congestion?
OK for some to use: If a kid is playful and feeding well, but has nasal congestion and cough, i often use this if the parents have the equipment.The object is to help loosen the mucous and i find this can work as well or better than steaming a shower or using a vaporizer. If the kids work of breathing is visibly increased, feedings are off and the kid is not playful, an office eval would be in order. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My infant's nose has a honking sound when she inhales. Is this congestion and do I need to use a nasal aspirator?
My babies complain of common cold how can I treat them without medication ( they are 6 months ) there is no fever just runing nose and congestion?
saline: Cold meds we use as adults or with older kids reduce drainage by using meds that dry ; thicken the drainage.Babies are dependent on narrow nasal passages that will block with thickened drainage. Your best rx for infants is to use generous amounts of saline nose wash and occasional suction to keep their nasal passages clear. Clean it as often as needed ; avoid all the stuff for old kids. ...Read more
What is the best way to treat my infant chest congestion? No heavy breathing, and she's still eating good. She just coughs a lot.
My infant has chest congestion i was told by a doctor to use a bulb syringe and saline, but nothing comes our her nose, am i doing something wrong?
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