Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Anon | 2009/11/13


Runny / congested nose in 12 month old.

Dear Doc

Please will you recommend something good to help a 12 month month old with a running / congested nose?

I have great difficulty trying to put Bennetts Saline nose drops into my baby' s nose. When she sees me coming with the little bottle, the performance starts!

Many thanks.

Expert's Reply



It is never easy to put drops into a baby's nose, but saline nose drops are the safest and best way to clear your baby's nose of mucous. It helps to have someone to help you when you want to put the drops in your baby's nose. Let him lie on his back on his bed and his Dad can gently hold his head while you quickly put 2 drops in each nostril. This should be done twice a day until he is well again.Use Salex nose drops which have the correct concentration of salt.

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