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How do I cure my child's chronic stuffy nose?

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Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Stuffy nose

Stuffy nose could be a sign of allergic rhinitis.
You may need to check you child's immediate environment to look for what triggers his allegies. Running a humidifier, suctioning the nose helps. A trial of antihistamine might help, especially the once daily.

In brief: Stuffy nose

Stuffy nose could be a sign of allergic rhinitis.
You may need to check you child's immediate environment to look for what triggers his allegies. Running a humidifier, suctioning the nose helps. A trial of antihistamine might help, especially the once daily.
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Dr. Judy Orton
Make certain you are providing a smoke-free environment for your child. Even smoking outside (smoke by-products linger on your clothes) causes third hand exposure and can irritate noses and lungs.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Neti pot

If you understand how to use neti pot you can irrigate the child's nose with salted warm water and tincture of iodine - iodine kills germs and salt water irrigates this area.
The other option is to have small inhaler with oil of oregano which when inhaling kills the germs - viral, bacterial and fungal infections.

In brief: Neti pot

If you understand how to use neti pot you can irrigate the child's nose with salted warm water and tincture of iodine - iodine kills germs and salt water irrigates this area.
The other option is to have small inhaler with oil of oregano which when inhaling kills the germs - viral, bacterial and fungal infections.
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Dr. Thomas Seck
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

Over 12 months, the most common cause is allergies.
There are other causes, so your child should be seen by their doctor. If allergies are diagnosed, there are 2 main approaches. Usually, you would try an antihistamine. Frequently, nasal steroid sprays are more effective, since they help the swelling which causes congestion. The other approach is to test for what your child is allergic to.

In brief: Depends

Over 12 months, the most common cause is allergies.
There are other causes, so your child should be seen by their doctor. If allergies are diagnosed, there are 2 main approaches. Usually, you would try an antihistamine. Frequently, nasal steroid sprays are more effective, since they help the swelling which causes congestion. The other approach is to test for what your child is allergic to.
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