A runny nose in a child during the first months of life can be a real problem for parents. Indeed, at this age, more than ever it is important that the child could breathe freely with the nose. Unlike adults, the baby still does not know how to do it with the help of the mouth, and because of the stuffy nose, he cannot eat or sleep normally.
Parents urgently need to take action. Let’s look at what should be done in this situation.
At this age, the nasal aspirator Otrivin baby helped us a lot. I did not like all the other options, such as sucking in the form of pears. We sometimes use this aspirator even now. The daughter does not know how to show off herself, but this thing perfectly helps out.
2. Bury the droplets
After suction, we buried Aquamaris. For babies release special droplets, not spray. Vasoconstrictor drops are not recommended for use at this age.
In severe cases, we buried 1-2 drops of Nazivin baby. Such drops can be used no more than 3 times a day in the minimum dosage.
3. We moisten air in the room
In fact, this moment is very important, especially at the height of the heating season. I myself am allergic, and in winter, a cold and a runny nose instantly turn into allergic rhinitis in me. At night, so as not to suffocate, I hang a wet towel on the headboard. Helps instantly.
Any way of moistening will do — a sprinkler, a basin of water, a humidifier. Even before the birth of my daughter, I had been reading Komarovsky, and so the first thing my husband and I decided to buy a humidifier in the nursery. We actively use it from October to April. There is only one minus here – a white bloom that remains on the furniture and windows.
And, of course, do not forget to air the room. Dry and warm air in the treatment of rhinitis us is not an assistant.
Chopped garlic in a room where a child is sick or one of the adult relatives is a great way to fight off pathogenic bacteria.
Also, in case of a cold and the first signs of a cold, it is advised to breastfeed as often as possible. Well, and the artificialists, obviously, should be given some water.
On the Internet, tips such as instillation into the nose of breast milk or Kalanchoe juice are often found. I can’t say anything about Kalanchoe, I haven’t tried it, but breast milk decided not to drip.
Again, Komarovsky played a role here, who considers this method harmful. His opinion is that breast milk is an ideal breeding ground for bacteria. In addition, when it dries out, it forms crusts in the nose and makes breathing even more difficult.
A runny nose in infants is pretty serious. If you ignore it, it can lead to more serious problems. Therefore, in any case, you need to consult a doctor and follow simple tips – humidify the air, breastfeed more often and rinse the nose with saline or physical solution.