Start by increasing fluids such as water and juices, humidify the bedroom and elevate their head with a pillow or blanket under the mattress. Medications for stuffy heads are widely available and worth trying but are not always effective. Saline nasal spray also helps moisten the nasal passages and loosen congestion for all ages. Mucus can be very thick and even greenish or yellow with a cold. If it lasts more than 5-7 days, a visit may be in order.
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