Ways to Unblock Your Baby’s Nose.
Parents become helpless when they see that their baby is uncomfortable due to a stuffy nose. A blocked nose can be suffocating because newborn babies are obligatory nose breathers, meaning that they can only breathe through their nose.
Nasal congestion affects feeding and sleeps patterns of small babies and toddlers as well. Children get very cranky because of the discomfort caused by a blocked nose and it’s really important to treat it immediately as it affects mental growth, physical growth, food intake and hinders overall development.
Although colds aren’t normally serious but are common in small kids due to low immunity. Cold or flu season can make baby uncomfortable, and managing colds can be tough for new parents. But for now, you need to know signs, causes, and remedies to help a congested baby.
Here’s all the information you need to know
Causes of Nasal Congestion
- Viral infections commonly occur in children because of poor immunity and can cause a common cold.
- Sinus infection also causes nasal congestion.
- The cold if not cleared up within 3 weeks can cause severe nose blockage.
- Deviated septum
- Hay fever
- Chemical Exposures
- Environmental irritants
- Lack of humidity in the environment
Signs of Nasal Congestion in 0-1 yr. olds
- A runny nose.
- Noisy breathing.
- Lack of sleep.
- Frequent illness.
Signs of Nasal Congestion in 1-6 yr. Olds
- High Fever
- Hay fever.
- Poor Diet and Dietary Habits
- Deteriorating congestion.
- Dental pain
- Bad breath
- Ear pain
- Body pain
Ways To Unblock Your Baby’s Nose
Nasivion Nasal Saline Solution – Nasivion Nasal Saline solution work by thinning the mucus and cleansing the nose and nasal cavity. It is suitable for children of all ages. Nasivion Nasal Saline Solution being the first line of treatment is safe and can be used by anyone. If the problem is aggravated then after consulting the doctor, one can opt for Nasivion (Mini) Baby Nose Drops or Nasivion Pediatric (Child) Nose drops depending on the age of the child.
Nasivion children’s nose drops are suitable for kids between 1 to 6 years. Put 1 to 2 drops into each nostril 2 -3 times a day or as directed by a physician. It unblocks the nose and provides relief up to 12 hours.
Nasivion baby nose drops is suitable for babies between 0 to 1 years. Till 4 weeks, put 1 drop into each nostril and after 5 weeks put 1 to 2 drops into each nostril 2 -3 times a day or as directed by a physician. Congestion is common in small babies as they catch germs easily due to low immunity. These drops will unblock the nose and provide relief up to 12 hours so that your baby can sleep peacefully.
Please make sure you consult your doctor/pediatrician before using the product.
Steamy air – Make your child breathe moist air as it helps loosen all the mucus causing congestion. You can use a vaporizer, humidifier, or make your child sit in a steamy bathroom.
Lots of fluids –Dehydration is a common cause of the cold. Keep offering plenty of fluids to avoid such a situation.
Plenty of rest – Encourage your child to take plenty of rest. Try setting some quite play like book reading, board games, blocks or puzzles, particularly if they have a fever and severe cold.
Sleeping upright – Congestion hinders sleep pattern – when your child lies down, blocking becomes severe which leads to breathlessness. Elevate the child’s upper body as it helps in lowering congestion. You can use a soft pillow, sheet or a towel beneath the upper body of your child.
WHEN TO CALL THE DOCTOR
Call the doctor if the baby congestion continues, or if your child starts to heat up with fever, develop a cough or lose his appetite or is not sleeping properly. Get instant help if you see the following signs:
- Breathing using stomach muscles
- Pale or blue skin
In children, nasal congestion is common and hardly may cause serious health problems if treated properly. But you need to be cautious and treat it immediately as it can lead to problems in ears, snoring problems in children and may interfere in hearing.
For more information about Nasivion Drops, please visit Nasivion website.
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Note – Please speak to your doctor before using any new product or medication.
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