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What is a 6 week old baby take for a stuffy nose and maybe a soar throat?

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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: No meds

Medications have not been proven successful at this age and pediatricians do not recommend any over the counter cough and cold medicines for kids under 6 years.
For babies of this age a nasal aspirator can help remove the thick mucus in their noses- the blue bulb syringe can do the same. Humidification may also help. Most importantly keep them hydrated- increase the frequency of breastfeeding.

In brief: No meds

Medications have not been proven successful at this age and pediatricians do not recommend any over the counter cough and cold medicines for kids under 6 years.
For babies of this age a nasal aspirator can help remove the thick mucus in their noses- the blue bulb syringe can do the same. Humidification may also help. Most importantly keep them hydrated- increase the frequency of breastfeeding.
Dr. Laura Webb
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Irritants

The first months are troubled by narrow nasal passages & exposure to dust, fragrences, smoke & other irritants.
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.

In brief: Irritants

The first months are troubled by narrow nasal passages & exposure to dust, fragrences, smoke & other irritants.
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.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
I would also advise monitoring the baby's temperature.
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Stuffy nose

Stuffy nose in 6 weeks old babies should never be treated with medications.
Use saline nasal drops and suction the nose with bulb syring helps. Running a humifier helps too.

In brief: Stuffy nose

Stuffy nose in 6 weeks old babies should never be treated with medications.
Use saline nasal drops and suction the nose with bulb syring helps. Running a humifier helps too.
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
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