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Posted on Sat, 3 Dec 2016 in Child Health
Question: hi dr. my son is 3 months old. he is having blocked nose. I am using saline nasal drops but not much relief. I want to now is nasal aspirator safe to use and should it be used for such small baby? If yes, which aspirator should be used?
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das 13 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Steam inhalation is important.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone through your query and understand your concerns. I understand that you are using saline nasal drops but it may take 5-7 days for recovery to occur. You can use a rubber bulb syringe nasal aspirator if you want. The brand does not matter. It is safe to be used in case of a child of this age. But it would be better if you give steam inhalation to your child. It helps in reducing the congestion. Just sit with your child on your lap and place the source of steam before you. The water vapor will be in the air and automatically the child will breathe it in. Water vapor will reach deep inside and would help in diluting the cough and thus would provide relief.

Let me know if I could help further.

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