Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Charlene | 2009/07/01

Q.

Cold and 9 week old baby

Good day,

My son is 9 wks old and seems to have a cold - his nose is sometimes blocked &  when he breathes you can hear he has mucus in his nose but its not coming out. What can I use besides Saline drops &  Vaseline to get it out?

He does not have a feaver and is still pleasent and drinks around 4 bottles a day (He is suppose to have 5 as per the Nan guide).

Thanking you
Charlene

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

You must not put Vaseline in your baby's nose as this will aggaravte his blocked nose. Just use the infant saline nose drops twice a day. If his nose is still blocked after 10 days please ask your paediatrician to see him.

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