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Infants with a cold are pretty miserable since they don't know how to breathe through their mouths. For that reason you have to keep his nose clear with the bulb and you may also use saline nose drops to help loosen the mucous (Ayr, NaSal, etc). Prop his bed up so he sleeps with his head on the elevated end and use a cool mist humidifier on him at naps and night to keep his secretions thin.
That's about it for infants with stuffy noses. There are NO medications that are safe or available for infants with colds and actually, they never helped anyway, nor do they in older children or adults.
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