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My 3 month old has a stuffy nose but no fever. When should I take him to his pediatrician and what can I do to help his breathing at home.?

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Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics
7 doctors agree

In brief: Use normal saline

Nasal congestion alone can be managed with nasal saline drops.
Use 2-5 drops in each side of nose as often as necessary. Monitor for signs if worsening such as poor feeding, fast or heavy breathing, and fever as this might indicate need for further evaluation by your pediatrician.

In brief: Use normal saline

Nasal congestion alone can be managed with nasal saline drops.
Use 2-5 drops in each side of nose as often as necessary. Monitor for signs if worsening such as poor feeding, fast or heavy breathing, and fever as this might indicate need for further evaluation by your pediatrician.
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Dr. Ronda Alexander
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Moisten him

Before you go to the pediatrician for a 'sick visit', consider giving him warm, moist air. Put a mister in his room while he sleeps and give him 1-2 drops of saline into each nostril a few times each day.
If he's still congested or seems unwell, hit the pediatrician's office asap.

In brief: Moisten him

Before you go to the pediatrician for a 'sick visit', consider giving him warm, moist air. Put a mister in his room while he sleeps and give him 1-2 drops of saline into each nostril a few times each day.
If he's still congested or seems unwell, hit the pediatrician's office asap.
Dr. Ronda Alexander
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In brief: Cold symptoms

Cold medication is not recommended for this age.
But there are plenty of ways to help your child breath easier. Run a humidifier, use saline drops, place 2-3 drops saline in each nostril, wait 20 sec. Then use a bulb suction to clean his nose. And offer plenty of fluids, .

In brief: Cold symptoms

Cold medication is not recommended for this age.
But there are plenty of ways to help your child breath easier. Run a humidifier, use saline drops, place 2-3 drops saline in each nostril, wait 20 sec. Then use a bulb suction to clean his nose. And offer plenty of fluids, .
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