what can i do for my 2 week old who is congested?
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Johanna - posted on 10/10/2009
Saline spray, also take your child to the doctor this young it can lead to something more, the dr may give you a nebulizer for your baby to breath in and clear up any congestion don't use any medication over the counter, hope this helps. also i work for a pediatrician
Marisa - posted on 10/10/2009
Hi. Put in somr saline nose drops or spray. Then use a little piece of cotton wool that you rolled up and insert it in the nose and pull out. Do this 3 times per day. If it is really bad you can use iliadin or something similar (decongestant drop), but be sure to not use it longer than 5 days.
My son has had congestion problems since he was about that age. The dr made me put a pillow under his mattress or let him sleep in the carseat to help. And said not to use the bulb syringe unless he can't breath while he's eating because using it too often can cause problems. Now the poor baby is on breathing treatments! =(
Jennifer - posted on 10/10/2009
Call your dr. and see what they suggest. You could try nose spray, which is just a saline solution, they have them for children. Put a drop or two in each side and use a bulb syringe to suck out what it loosens up, when needed. Baby may gag a little from the solution running through his sinuses and down his throat, but it seemed to help our little ones. Hope he gets better!
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