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A runny nose is common among infants because of their undeveloped immune systems. A baby's continuous need to touch new objects or put them in his mouth makes him more vulnerable to infection. Adults may be able to just pop a pill and recover from a cold or flu, but this may not be the case for babies because of the potential for side effects from over-the-counter medications.
How to stop running nose in babies
1 Increase Your Baby's Fluid Consumption
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A baby with a runny nose may begin to breathe through his lips and in newborns, breathing through the mouth promotes dehydration. As a result, increasing your baby's intake of breast milk or formula milk is very important. If your infant is older than six months, you can also offer him or her water and other fluids.
2 Secretions and the Suction Bulb
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A runny nose can lead to a buildup of mucus in your baby's nose which can make breathing difficult. To help the baby breathe better, a suction bulb can be used to extract mucus from his nostrils.
3 Elevating the head
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One of the most effective strategies to make your baby feel better is to elevate his or her head. It not only promotes improved mucus secretion but also prevents mucus from seeping into the throat, which can lead to coughing fits.
4 Petroleum Jelly
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Constant dampness under the nose can irritate your baby's fragile skin as well as make his nose sore. To protect the region around the nose, apply a coating of petroleum jelly. Vapor rub should not be used on babies because it might cause irritation and possibly respiratory distress.
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