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What can I give a 2 month old for stuffy nose?

What can I give a 2 month old for stuffy nose?

Suctioning: Saline nasal drops and auctioning are all i would do. Babies have to breath through their nose so it is best to try to keep it clear. Sleeping in a car seat can also be helpful if it is affecting sleep. A humidifier can also help thin the mucous and allow it to drain. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Loury
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How do I clear my 2 month old daughters stuffy nose?

How do I clear my 2 month old daughters stuffy nose?

Several things: The first months are troubled by narrow nasal passages .Exposure to dust, fragrances, smoke & other irritants make it worse.Baby tries to flush these out of the nose with mucous but this often ends as congestion & produces rattling with breathing. The best rx is washing out the nose with saline & suctioning the remainder. Eliminate irritants from babies environment & this will happen less. ...Read more

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2 month old with wet cough for 3 days. She gets really bad coughing fits from time and has stuffy nose. Should I worry about a cold at that age?

2 month old with wet cough for 3 days. She gets really bad coughing fits from time and has stuffy nose. Should I worry about a cold at that age?

Yes: A "cold" can be significant a this age. Young babies are nose only breathers, so make sure that you keep her passages clear by using saline drops, encourage extra clear fluids like pedialyte, elevate the head of the crib she sleeps. Check her temp and if over 101, see pediatrician right away. Observe for sleepiness, irritability, decreased appetite. See your pediatrician sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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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?

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

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My 2 month old son has a white bump on the center of his tongue, what could this bump be? He sleeps with mouth open and has a stuffy nose.

My 2 month old son has a white bump on the center of his tongue, what could this bump be? He sleeps with mouth open and has a stuffy nose.

Nasal saline: For colds, gently removing the nasal mucus with saline and a bulb will help your son to breathe through his nose. The white bump on the tongue should be checked by your pediatrician. ...Read more

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2 month old baby having mild stuffy nose and dry cough&sneeze (occasionally) since 3 weeks.Is it normal?Baby seems active otherwise.Gave saline drops

2 month old baby having mild stuffy nose and dry cough&sneeze (occasionally) since 3 weeks.Is it normal?Baby seems active otherwise.Gave saline drops

Continue the saline: Nasal washes, especially before feeding, if symptoms progress/fever or reduced feeding, see his doctor, otherwise make sure your baby isn't exposed to smokers or second hand smoke or other causes that would irritate the upper airways, enjoy your baby ...Read more

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One year old female with cold/cough, stuffy nose. What can I give her?

One year old female with cold/cough, stuffy nose. What can I give her?

Lots pf TLC: It is not recommended to give cold and cough medications to a child this age, the potential side effects outweigh any benefit. You can try elevating the bed so child can clear secretions better, you can run humidifier, bulb suction the nose if there are a lot of secretions. Have child drink lots of clear fluids. ...Read more

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My 4 year old has a stuffy nose headache and cough. What should I give her?

My 4 year old has a stuffy nose headache and cough. What should I give her?

Depends: Head ache associated with cough and stuffy nose could be from sinus infection and may need antibiotics. However head ache is not a common complaint of a 4 yr old. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

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