Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Maria | 2008/11/05

Q.

6 week old has nasal congestion

Hi,

My six week old has nasal congestion - what must I do? I have been using saline drops but this is not working.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It is unusual for such a young baby to have a blocked nose that shows no response to saline drops.He may have an anatomical cause for his blocked nose such as enlarged adenoids or a problem with his nostrils. Please ask a paediatrician to check him and to refer your baby to a paediatric ENT specialist if necessary.

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