Childhood Diseases

Posted by: val | 2011-10-01


nasal congestion

Morning Doc,

My 1 month old is been suffering from nasal congestion for 2 weeks now. The 1st week he was just coughing with a funny nose and we took him to a doc and she preScribed. Sterile &  calpol. But for the past week his gone from just a runny nose and coughing to a blocked nose that''s interfering with his nursing and sleep, hiss even snoring.

I dint think his getting better. Is there any other over the counter medicines you can recommend that will help with this if would you recommend that I see his doc again, thank you.

Expert's Reply



You have given a very clear description of the problems caused by your baby having a blocked nose. Your baby is very young and will not be able to feed or sleep with such a blocked nose. I would prefer you to only use infant saline nose drops for such a young baby. Try Bennett's Infant Saline Nose Drops at least twice a day.If your baby is no better after 5 days he should be seen by a paediatrician.

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