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My 3 month old is conjested with clear mucus coming out his nose. I am suctioning the mucus out with a syringe from the hospital. Any suggestions?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Nasal wash

At 3 mo the primary cause of congestion is the environment.
House dust, fragrance, perfumes, detergent or cleaning products all leave scents that may not bother you but irritate a babies nose. A good nasal clean out with saline can remove much of this irritant load, but removing the offending irritants from babies life helps more in the long run.Air particle filters can also help.

In brief: Nasal wash

At 3 mo the primary cause of congestion is the environment.
House dust, fragrance, perfumes, detergent or cleaning products all leave scents that may not bother you but irritate a babies nose. A good nasal clean out with saline can remove much of this irritant load, but removing the offending irritants from babies life helps more in the long run.Air particle filters can also help.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics

In brief: AURI

You are doing the right thing.
Sometimes you can add saline solution during suctioning to wash out the mucus.

In brief: AURI

You are doing the right thing.
Sometimes you can add saline solution during suctioning to wash out the mucus.
Dr. Nela Cordero
Dr. Nela Cordero
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