General Medical Questions

Stuffy Nose

Use saline (saltwater) nose drops to thin nasal discharge. Place 1 - 3 drops
of the saline into each nostril followed by gentle bulb suction. This works
best for babies younger than 6 months.

During the illness, use a cool-mist humidifier or vaporizer in your child's room. This helps moisten the air and may help clear your child's nasal passages.
Be sure to clean the humidifier or vaporizer often, as recommended by
the manufacturer.


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The information contained in this publication should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician.
There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.