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My 20 day old new born has been caughing, sneezing, and is quite congested. She hasn't got feverish temperatures, and seems to be eating normally.

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Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics
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In brief: Nasal congestion

Infants especially in the first few weeks of life may cough here and there or sneeze.
Nasal congestion is common as well. Need to use saline nasal drops/suction bulb/ cool mist humidifier. If fever, fussy, not feeding, nasal congestion/ cough getting worst/ wheezing need to be seen right away.

In brief: Nasal congestion

Infants especially in the first few weeks of life may cough here and there or sneeze.
Nasal congestion is common as well. Need to use saline nasal drops/suction bulb/ cool mist humidifier. If fever, fussy, not feeding, nasal congestion/ cough getting worst/ wheezing need to be seen right away.
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Be gentle

Use a small bulb to suction secretions out of her nose, keep her well hydrated, and watch carefully for changes in alertness, excessive sleeping, development of fever, irritability or change in feeding habits.
If any of these occur have her to a pediatrician asap. If not, be gentle and loving and she will get better soon.

In brief: Be gentle

Use a small bulb to suction secretions out of her nose, keep her well hydrated, and watch carefully for changes in alertness, excessive sleeping, development of fever, irritability or change in feeding habits.
If any of these occur have her to a pediatrician asap. If not, be gentle and loving and she will get better soon.
Dr. Martin Raff
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