Stuffy Nose

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firstbabe - January 30

Hello.,...is it normal for a 4 month old to have what seems to be a pluggy nose? I'm taking her to a doctor tomorrow but am curious if anyone elses little one sounds stuffy/pluggy and not have a cold. Shes not bothered by it at all!!

 

mcatherine - January 30

My son was like that on and off for a little over two weeks. (Just turned 5 mos). He didn't seem as bothered as I did. I finally put a cool mist in his room and it cleared up in a day or two.

 

EMBERBABY - January 30

my lo gets the same from time to time, she is 4 months like mcatherine said the humidifier works in a couple days.

 

firstbabe - January 31

Should I be using a cool mist humidifier then? I"ve been using a warm mist one (vicks one) and I haven't noticed a difference.

 

mandee25 - January 31

My ds is 10 weeks old and his nose is always snotty and I am continously cleaning it out. He smiles most of the time when I use the aspirator thingy. It's so cute! I know he doesn't have a cold either. How safe are the warm mist vaporizers for infants? I have one but don't know if I should use it.

 

drea - January 31

my dd's (4 mos also) nose gets stuffy a lot also (not runny) . I think it's from the heat. I use a cool mist vaporizer also and it helps. I find that the nose drops (saline drops) help as well. It makes her sneeze and the boogies come out. Its usually one big dried boogy in there (sorry, tmi).

 

drea - January 31

Mandee....I;ve heard that the warm mist vaporizers arent good b/c the hold a lot of bacteria in them and then spray them out into the room. I may be wrong though.

 

Kara H. - January 31

Cold mist are better since the warm mist ones are basically spas for bacteria! During daytime hours, I will just put a big stock pot on the stove and let it boil to but moisture in the air. Then at night I use the cold mist humidifier in the baby's room. The saline drops work well too. I always lay him flat then tip the saline drop bottle up to his nostrils. A couple of big drops will roll in and he will cry and sputter a bit. I usualy give him his paci to help him swallow down anything it flushed out of his nose and into his throat. He usually sounds much better in a minute or two. If you LO stuffyness starts interfering with her ability to suck her bottle, call your doctor.

 

Kara H. - January 31

Sorry I meant to say "put a big stock pot OF WATER on the stove..."

 

firstbabe - January 31

Its definetely not bothering her.......just bothering me!! I think i'll buy a cool mist humidifier as the warm one is Not working and maybe shouldn't be using.

 

firstbabe - January 31

Just some info......I took my gal to the dr today and she did have some phlegm in her chest so he gave her Dimetapp for infants and he also said that you were right........to use a cool mist humidifier.......not a warm mist. Just thought i'd let you know....thanks for your comments!!

 

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