Green snot in an infant
Any disease, even if it’s ordinary snot and babe – this is quite a serious reason for the excitement of many young parents. If we are talking about a newborn, there are certainly reasons for the parents to worry, since in such children even the most common disease can lead to serious complications. If the baby has a green snot, then this is already a sign of the disease.
If the baby has snot (colorless), parents should understand that their cause may be a virus, so you need to soon show the newborn to the doctor. Runny nose in newborn babies differs from an adult cold, because infant nasal passages are much narrower, and the possible edema of the nasal mucosa in crumbs can occur much more quickly. (See article: Runny nose in an infant)
If the spout is hammered, it’s hard to breathe, snot thick and green Are signs that to the virus was added and bacterial infection. Of course, the first advice that should be given to parents in this situation is to call the polyclinic and rush to show the child to the doctor. While the doctor is on the way, it is worth considering what can be done to help the newborn and make sure that the snot disturbs him as little as possible.
- Humidify and do not allow drying of air in the room where the child is. Humid air – a guarantee that the mucus in the nose dries less, and the baby is easier to breathe.
- Clean the spout from the mucus. Runny nose in children – this is very painful, since it is impossible to suck milk with a clogged nose, so the mucus from the nose must necessarily be removed. In a house where there is a kid, there must necessarily be an aspirator, best of all – by age (the one that is intended for infants) and with replaceable nozzles. (See article: How to clean a spout for a newborn baby with aquamaris, a pear, an aspirator)
- It is very useful to moisten the baby’s nose with a saline solution (sea salt solution or common salt), especially if the snot is thickened and poorly separated. It can be purchased at the pharmacy, you can get it by adding a little salt to the hot boiled water. Overdosages from such a solution can not be achieved, in order to make it easier to drip a baby’s nose, use a pipette or aspirator in the form of a pear (you need to get a full aspirator of saline for better pressure, and add a few drops in one nostril, then another). (See article: How to properly instill drops in the nose of a newborn)