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My son has a nose feeding tube.

He has a feeding tube in his nose and I was just wondering if it was normal that he gets really BIG and HARD boogers in both nostrils all the time. Everyday to be exact. I was just curious if this was normal? He is one if that helps at all. Thanks for the help!!

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Asked by Payan04 at 12:25 AM on Nov. 27, 2010 in Kids' Health

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  • im not sure so i gave you a bump, good luck

    Answer by meagan678 at 12:26 AM on Nov. 27, 2010

  • call your pedi.

    Answer by zolanmel at 12:31 AM on Nov. 27, 2010

  • Yes, it is pretty normal. The NG tube irritates the mucous membranes in the nose, so it oozes more mucos than average. The air hits it and it drys out. Ask your pedi if a little vaseline on a qtip just at the entry of the nostril is okay to help keep him moisterized.

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 12:36 AM on Nov. 27, 2010

  • Yes it is normal

    Answer by MELRN at 8:46 PM on Nov. 27, 2010

  • I'm not sure, but I would think so

    Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 9:43 PM on Dec. 20, 2010

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