Posted by: Nobs | 2004/10/26


Blocked nose

My 4 months old baby boy is suffering from blocked nose and chest. He is not seriously ill but its more that a week now, he gets blocked especially at night, I dont know whether its because of heat.

Is there anything that I can do besides taking him to the doctor?

Expert's Reply



These symptoms are typical of a virus infection. You may try some decongestant nose drops, but if your child is not feverish and eating well then there is no reason for undue concern. These symptoms usually persist a week or two, before spontaneous improvement. If there is deterioration you need to consult with your doctor.

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Posted by: dr anonymous | 2004/10/31

Any upper airway infection must be excluded by a doctor & anyway most are of viral origin.

Does your baby suffer from relux of feeds? The symptoms include:
1. Bringing up of feeds (regurgitation)
2. Vomiting feeds.
3. Repeated blocked nose especially after a nap or Sleep.
4. Irritable if sleeps flat as compared to if sleeps on a reclined surface (eg a car seat).
5. sleeps better against your chest in kangaroo position.

Your baby might be having "GORD", (Gastro-esophageal reflux disease) ask your paed about this & also to treat if really needed. A very common thing in babies & also one of the most under-diagnosed conditions.

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