Physiological rhinitis in the baby: what is it and whether it requires any measures
Any malaise of the child causes concern among his parents. Especially if it’s a newborn baby.
At such an early age, even a common cold is dangerous, because the baby can not blow his nose. And mucus, accumulating, can clog the nasal passage.
A child who does not breathe through his nose can not suck normally. And weight loss for a newborn is very dangerous.
But parents need to know that babies have a specific kind of rhinitis, due to the developmental features of the baby. This runny nose is called the physiological rhinitis of the baby.
It does not require treatment, since it is not a disease or pathology; for a newborn this is a natural process. About how long the physiological rhinitis lasts in the baby, and whether he is dangerous, our article will tell.
Before birth, the baby was in the womb in the aquatic environment, its mucous membrane at that time could not be formed. Yes, and need for breathing before birth, he was not, because he received oxygen from the mother’s body.
With the birth of a child, all of its organs and systems are started, including the respiratory system. Mucous undergoes changes. At birth, it is still dry. And this makes the child sniff.
And then the mucous membrane is moistened with clear mucus secreted from the nose. This process has not yet been regulated, and such a moistening of the mucous goes first with excess.