Runny Nose

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My 5 month old has had a runny/stuffy nose for 2 weeks now and it shows no sign of slowing down. We run the humidifier every night and use the nasal aspirator (which she has grown to despise) regularly, but is there anything else we can do to help her get cleared up? She doesn't have any other symptoms and she is exclusively breastfed, just in case that makes a difference.

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Sarh - posted on 03/27/2011

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Heather, have you tried the Johnson's Vapor Bath? I use it with both my 5yr old and 9m old, neither of them have ever had bloody mocos... not that I could see at least. I never suction out my 9m olds nose, I wouldn't like someone to do it to me, plus I suck at using that darn thing, but if it is working for you and your little one then so be it.

Heather - posted on 03/27/2011

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My 5 month old is having the same issue. :( It just started to bleed a little bit. I've been using the bulb from the hospital and the NoseFrida. I've been using saline drops before I suck the clear snot out. Poor guy. :/ I just started the humidifier up, too!

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Yeah it's definitely clear snot. She's got an appointment coming up so I'll bring it up with the doc. thanks everyone!

Ricky - posted on 12/04/2010

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if its just a runny/stuffy nose you can try coryzalia. Its found in the same section as cold medican. Its says its safe for 1 month and up. It worked wonders on my 18 month old, I wish i knew about it when my son was younger because it may have saved me a lot of grief with the nasal aspirator.

Amanda - posted on 12/04/2010

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My oldest daughter is now 4, and she ALWAYS has this runny nose which is clear and watery. It started when she was a baby, and it still comes and goes! People always tell me that my child is the only one who they've ever seen with a runny nose all the time! So I took her to the pediatrician time and time again just to have them tell me to give her over the counter allergy medication. And that worked for a little while. But it still is coming back. She has an appt with an allergy dr next month and I'm hoping they can fix it!! :) Try taking her to your pediatrician and seeing if they can rule out allergies and if not than maybe he or she can know what it is!

Sarh - posted on 12/04/2010

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Has no other symptoms... I'm assuming it is clear and watery? Possibly allergies? My daughter has had a runny/stuffy nose which is chronic since the day she was born!!!! She had to have her adenoids removed at 8-10 months old (sorry, I don't remember exactly), this stopped the snoring, but not the runny nose. She will be 5yrs old in January and just had allergy testing done, which all showed up negative! :( She was basically diagnosed w/non allergic rhinitis. She also has a chronic night time cough. She is on Singulair & a Nasonex nasal spray.
I hope this will not be the case for your baby. Have you tried sitting in the bathroom w/the shower runny hot? Sit on the toilet seat or something w/the door closed and no fan on. If her nose is stuffy the steam will help break up the mucous. My son's nose has always been stuffy or at least full of mucous. It was so bad that the post nasal drip was causing him to spit up and he was spitting up bloody mucous from his nose.
His pediatrician told me to use Little Noses which is just saline to clean out his nasal passages. Talk to her pediatrician about Little Noses, just to make sure dr okays it.

Good luck!!! I know how it is, but I've been dealing w/it for almost 5yrs now!!!

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I've found humidifiers to actually make things worse. Especially if the runny nose is from pressure change.

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