Today I want to share with you my knowledge and experience on how to properly clean and treat small noses for a cold.
The baby has a spout – this is probably the most common trouble that can happen in the lives of young mothers. With difficulty breathing through the nose, the child cannot eat normally, he is naughty and tormented. And, of course, we want to quickly ease his breathing.
The first stage – moisturizing
Take the first situation. The child clearly has nasal discharge, he sneezes, something comes out by itself, but something remains, or the nasal cavity swells and discharge appears again.
First of all, you need to dilute the contents of the spout, so that it comes out faster and easier. To do this, first, we moisten the room, open the windows, walk actively. You can also liquefy it simply by drinking plenty of warm water.
This is probably the safest way. But if this is a two-month-old baby, then there is already a chance that he will drink something other than milk — a small one. My son, for example, did not drink anything at all, not even ordinary water, let alone some dill water or tea.
The second point – moisturizing with drops. The pediatrician precinct advised us to even drip a physical solution. Someone says that slightly salted water is no worse than commercial preparations, but somehow I was afraid to take risks, especially in the first months of a baby’s life, and I bought Aquamaris drops at the pharmacy. They are based on seawater and safe for babies-babies. There are similar means – like Aqualore, Otrivin Baby.
In addition, the nozzles can be diluted with nebulizer inhalation with the same saline solution. They dilute the contents of the nose, in addition, the inhaled vapor soothes the irritation of the nasopharynx.
How to drip?
This method was suggested to me by nurses in the intensive care unit of the hospital. The baby is lying on its back. For example, you are going to bury the right nostril of a child, tilt its head to the left so that it lies on the left cheek, drips 1-2 drops and massage the wing of the nose with a pad of the index or middle finger.
In this case, the likelihood that the drops will fall directly into the throat and fly by all that is needed is reduced. Yes, and massage, you evenly distribute the tool and moisturize the inner surface of the nose.
After that, wait for a couple of five minutes. Although, sometimes, if it happens in the middle of the night, and the child cries from the fact that he cannot breathe, I don’t really wait, massage and immediately move on to the next stage.
The second stage – cleansing
Maybe someone will disagree with me, say that it is cruel and injures the mucous membrane of the child’s nose. But … I clear the nose of the baby when I understand that there is no other way. That is, when this is the only way to alleviate the child’s condition. So he slept, to breathe normally. And if the cold is too strong and plentiful.
Clean the spout. Than? Even before the birth, I bought the tiniest syringe, I remember how we tried it, we didn’t succeed and we ran to rummaging through the Internet and then to the pharmacy for an aspirator. I use Otrivin-baby. It is a tube, at one end of which there is a cone-shaped sleeve, with a cotton pad, and at the other end is a thing with which the snot is drawn.
That is, the cone is inserted into the nostril of the child, and through the other end, you inhale the snot by inhaling air. But do not be afraid, they will not get to you. Cotton pad will not give. But when pulling snot need to be careful not to damage the mucous. We had cases when, after pulling out the contents, there were already droplets of blood …
The last time I was advised in a pharmacy is a means of SNUP, and so, after pshikaete them – very often the kid himself was restless and tweaked everything that he had in his nose.
I also found information that the usual Kalanchoe juice can be dripped – and this causes active sneezing. But I did not risk, as there can be an allergic reaction and it will become even worse.
The third stage – the removal of edema and drying.
We moistened the nose, cleared. We have to stop, at least for a while, the formation of new snot and remove the swelling in the nose. To breathe easier. You know, there is such a feeling – like there is no rhinitis – but the nose is absolutely clogged up – this is swelling.
To do this, drip 1-2 drops of a vasoconstrictor for children. We used nazivin and naphthyzin, but they should not be dripped for more than 5 days and we got used to them.
Last time we treated with one DSTR. It also dilutes and provokes sneezing and relieves swelling. Checked on myself.
Well, such an algorithm of actions we have developed in the fight against a cold. Do not be ill!