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Infant unable to breathe while taking bath. Serious? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 03-Oct-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you today?
User:doctor my daughter is one month old today during her bath she suddenly stopped breathing
Doctor:For how long?
User:for few second
User:and she was feeling uncomfrtable
Doctor:Can you tell me approximately how many seconds
Doctor:was she crying at that time? and did she suddenly stop crying also?
User:i have taken her to doctor said that her nostril are very small and due to soap smell her nose was blocked
User:doctor she stopped crying at that time
User:sorry cant tell you the exact time
Doctor:Approximately how many seconds was she not breathing
User:for how many second her nose was closed
Doctor:I don't need exact time, just an approximate
User:is it not safe for my daughter to use soap while bath
Doctor:like 10 seconds, or 20 seconds or 30 seconds?
Doctor:You can use soap for giving bath
Doctor:but you should be careful when you are cleaning her face
Doctor:make sure the soap doesn't go into the nostrils
User:and one more thing some water was also coming out from her mouth
User:10 sec
Doctor:The water is just the saliva
Doctor:okay, then don't worry
Doctor:just be careful when you give bath next time
User:how long it will take for nostril to be normal
Doctor:The nostrils will be fine, it is just the soap clogging her nostrils
Doctor:all babies have small nostrils
Doctor:as they grow up their nostril size will also grow
Doctor:so don't worry,
User:and doctor my daughter is born through surgery so is it safe that she can take bath regularly
Doctor:just be careful while giving bath
Doctor:at how many weeks was she born
Doctor:is she a premature baby?
User:she was born on 38 weeks
Doctor:she is a full term baby
Doctor:so you can give bath to her regularly
Doctor:but it is not necessary to give bath daily, you can do that every 3rd day
User:ok doctor.
Doctor:Is there anything else you want to discuss with me?
User:No thank you doctor for your help
Doctor:You are welcome
Doctor:Thank you for chatting with me today, goodnight
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