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Hello, my 2.5 months old baby has stuffy nose. I have been putting nasoclear twice/thrice daily, but it doesn't seem to be helping. Baby wants to sleep but isn't able to coz of his stuffed nose. Also, he keeps hitting his own nose and rubbing it with shoulder/arm of person holding him, probably he is irritated due to congestion.
Please suggest remedies, which don't involve harm to lo. TIA!!



Hi Himadri. The nose drop should help. I strongly recommend that you do steaming for the baby. You can get a small steamer from your chemist and do it 4- 5 times a day. Must do before sleeping

Thanks Priya; any other home remedy which DO NOT involve feeding or direct application?
He gets cranky at night coz he wants to sleep but is unable to :(

For such a small baby doctor medicine , nose drops and steaning are the options. Try while sleeping put his head upright with a pillow. It should reduce cough. Get well soon baby

a saline drop is great for congestion.. moreover u may make the baby with a big pillow comfortably placed under his upper body, so his nasal passage is clear while sleeping ...
steam is another thing that shud help

thanks again, Priya & Preet!

Saline nose drops and steam are the home remedies. Do consult with your doctor for medications and a checkup. You can also make the baby sleep at a slight incline as this will not allow the congestion to bother his sinuses.

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