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Increased nasal secretions usually cause congestion, a runny nose, coughing and vomiting, and if the problem is not dealt with immediately, complications may arise
Dyspnoea, or shortness of breath, increases during feeding, so that the baby fails to absorb sufficient fluids or take in sufficient food, becomes irritable and upset, and experiences poor quality sleep, which affects normal development
Secondary middle ear infections are frequent, and in more serious and persistent cases, inflammation of the sinuses can occur
Clogged, closed, reddened, chapped or dirty nasal passages.
There are typically three levels of severity described by mothers:8 1. A mild runny nose that isn’t completely blocked 2. A blocked nose that doesn’t run but is usually easily cleared 3. A severely blocked nose with thick, green mucus