Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Thabang | 2011/09/06

Q.

infant blocked nose

Hi Doc,
My 1.5 week old has a cold. His nose is blocked, temparature is normal. What can i give him to help with the blocked nose?
Thank you

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It is unusual for such a young baby to have a cold,but it can happen.Try infant saline nose drops such as Bennett's Infant Nose Drops twice daily. If your baby's nose does not clear up after 5 days then he should be seen by your paediatrician. Some babies are born with one or both nostrils completely blocked, known as choanal atresia, and this needs special treatment.

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