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My oxygen dependant ex prem baby starts with snotty nose which then totally blocks, so that the oxygen can't get throygh but its not visible ?
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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Saline and suction
Saline nose drops and suctioning help to clear the mucus; you can do this whenever needed.
If you do use a humidifier, it needs to be scrubbed out thoroughly daily so it won't put mold and mildew into the air. Dr. Ferguson's suggestion about trimming the nasal prongs slightly is a good one, too.

In brief: Saline and suction
Saline nose drops and suctioning help to clear the mucus; you can do this whenever needed.
If you do use a humidifier, it needs to be scrubbed out thoroughly daily so it won't put mold and mildew into the air. Dr. Ferguson's suggestion about trimming the nasal prongs slightly is a good one, too.
Dr. Cindy Juster
Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Try gental cleaning
The tiny nasal passages of infants often fill with mucoud debris and a constant effort too clear them is necessary.
Sometimes the nasal prongs will irritate so triming them may help.Using lots of saline to wash out or thin the mucous helps.Avoiding smokers/perfume/candles/incense or other irritants is a must as is a humidifier if you have dry heat in the winter.

In brief: Try gental cleaning
The tiny nasal passages of infants often fill with mucoud debris and a constant effort too clear them is necessary.
Sometimes the nasal prongs will irritate so triming them may help.Using lots of saline to wash out or thin the mucous helps.Avoiding smokers/perfume/candles/incense or other irritants is a must as is a humidifier if you have dry heat in the winter.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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