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Can saline drops be used for babies and toddlers?

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Saline nasal drops can thin the mucus in her nose and shrink swollen airways. Use them two or three times per day; any more often could make her nose sore.

Saline drops may make it easier to remove mucus from your child's nose. 

SOURCES:

David L. Hill, MD, FAAP, Wilmington, NC; author, Dad to Dad: Parenting Like a Pro.

Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP, Atlanta; co-author, Heading Home With Your Newborn: From Birth to Reality.

American Academy of Pediatrics: “Coughs and colds: Medicines or home remedies?”

FDA: “Giving medication to children.”

Shadkam, M. July 2010. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine,

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on October 29, 2017

SOURCES:

David L. Hill, MD, FAAP, Wilmington, NC; author, Dad to Dad: Parenting Like a Pro.

Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP, Atlanta; co-author, Heading Home With Your Newborn: From Birth to Reality.

American Academy of Pediatrics: “Coughs and colds: Medicines or home remedies?”

FDA: “Giving medication to children.”

Shadkam, M. July 2010. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine,

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on October 29, 2017

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