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Kids & Colds: Congestion Relief

To aid in your child's congestion relief, it is best to use a nasal decongestant spray, or non-medicated saline nasal drops to remove the mucus.

Congestion is an unfortunate and usually unavoidable part of being a baby. So what are the best congestion relief methods? A hands on approach. In this video, Dr. Preeti Parikh explains the steps necessary to aid in children's congestion relief using only non-medicated nasal decongestant spray or saline nasal drops, a suction bulb, a tissue and a cup. While your child certainly won’t like this process, it is important to get their stuffy noses cleared up so they can get the sleep they need. The suction bulb should be placed just inside the nose to prevent discomfort. After the saline is inserted into your child's nostrils, you can use the suction bulb to remove any mucus and then deposit it into a cup or a tissue.

Preeti Parikh, MD

This video features Preeti Parikh, MD. Dr. Parikh, a board-certified pediatrician affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, is HealthiNation's chief medical editor.

Duration: 2:21. Last Updated On: Nov. 8, 2017, 6:14 p.m.
Reviewed by: Holly Atkinson, MD, Mera Goodman, MD . Review date: Jan. 28, 2017
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