For the first time, my younger daughter ran into a cold at 7 months. We were just at sea, and apparently she had a cold. In addition, her teeth were cut, and therefore we simultaneously received these two pleasures. I’ll tell you how we coped with this situation.
A runny nose in an infant is a real disaster, because he still does not know how to blow his nose. And the stuffed nose prevents him from eating, and feeding turns into torture, both for the mother and for the child.
When my daughter stopped breathing nose, I first decided to look for information on the Internet. Poor children, what they just do not advise to drip at a cold! Many mothers treat nasal discharge with breast milk. But I wouldn’t advise you to do this, because milk is an excellent breeding ground for bacteria, I don’t think it will be good for a baby.
I also remembered the case on the topic. Left the eldest daughter in her mother-in-law for several days. She was already big at the time. In general, my mother-in-law calls me and says that my daughter seems to have sinusitis and it is best to treat her with urine. As they say, no comment. By the way, I’ll say right away that it was not maxillary, it seemed to my grandmother.
If you wish, you can find a doctor everywhere and we went to the local children’s clinic. It is actually important to consult a doctor, because a cold can have different reasons, and you should be trusted to check with a specialist. Dust can be caused by dust, allergies or a cold.
How we treated a cold
I do not pretend to be the ultimate truth, I’ll just tell you how we dealt with a cold.
First of all, we washed our nose with seawater. Naturally not from the Black Sea, but from a bottle. This can be Aqua Maris or Aqualore baby. You can flush your nose often. We dripped salt water almost every 2 hours. The main thing is that the discharge is not frozen, and this contributes to the constant irrigation of the nasal cavity.
We buried Nazivin for the night. You can treat vasoconstrictor drugs as you like, but if an infant cries and cannot sleep because he has a stuffy nose, I think you can use these drops for 3-5 days.
Our pediatrician still advises sucking snot with a special pear, but I have not learned to do it.
Small children still do not know how to blow their nose, so nasal discharge often causes coughing. It is important to find out this moment from the pediatrician and not to cure the child from the disease, which he does not have.
Maintain the humidity in the apartment, then the baby will breathe easier.
And of course fresh air is vital for a child at this moment.
And how do you treat the cold in infants?