How to prevent nasal congestion in children?
Although nasal congestion in children is very common because of many factors in the baby itself and the outside world, it is precisely because it is a child that as a caregiver and parent, we should pay more attention to it, so as not to cause other malignant diseases and cause serious consequences.
1. Treat nasal congestion caused by foreign body obstruction
If the baby's nasal congestion is only caused by a foreign body obstruction, then parents or caregivers only need to remove the foreign body from the baby's nose. If the foreign body is large or the parents are not at ease, you can take the baby to see a doctor, which is safer and avoids accidents.
2. Treatment of nasal congestion caused by nasal scab
If the baby’s nasal congestion is only caused by the nasal scab in the nose, parents can easily fix it, for example, use a moistened cotton swab to roll out the nasal scab. If the nasal scab is in a deep place, you can drop a few drops of sesame oil, olive oil or breast milk to soften the nasal scab and also play a lubricating effect, so that it can be discharged naturally by sneezing or runny nose.
3. Treat nasal congestion caused by colds
After excluding the above two conditions, parents should consider whether the baby has a cold. If the nasal congestion is caused by a cold, the first thing is to quickly treat the baby for the cold. In addition, you can also use a warm towel to apply heat to both sides of the baby's nose, or use a ventilating nasal patch, and you can also let the baby smell some more irritating steam such as vinegar and green onions. Finally, you can use the method of massaging the sides of the baby's nose to relieve the baby's symptoms.
Note: Do not take medicine lightly when your baby has a cold, as the general cold can be cured by itself. If your baby has a serious cold, you should consider taking your baby to see a doctor as soon as possible, and treat it under the guidance of a doctor. Do not take medicine without authorization.
4. Treat nasal congestion caused by rhinitis
Rhinitis can also cause nasal congestion. In this case, parents should take the baby to the hospital in time for timely treatment under the guidance of a doctor.
5. Treat habitual nasal congestion
If nasal congestion in children is not caused by foreign body obstruction or disease, but habitual nasal congestion, such as pus nasal discharge, pay attention to strengthening the baby’s immunity.
Although nasal congestion is a very common symptom in infants and young children, it is not impossible to avoid or reduce nasal congestion. As long as parents and caregivers actively take preventive work, the chance of a baby's nasal congestion will be greatly reduced.
To prevent nasal congestion, start with clean air.
The easiest thing to prevent nasal congestion is to provide a clean living environment for the baby to ensure that the baby will not inhale large foreign objects such as fluff into the nasal cavity; the room should be cleaned frequently with a vacuum cleaner to avoid excessive floating dust in the air; Frequently ventilate to ensure fresh air.
To prevent nasal congestion, start from actively cleaning the nose scab for the baby.
Because the baby's body is relatively sensitive, it is easy to stick to the nasal cavity with nasal scabs. Parents should always check whether there are nasal scabs in the baby's nose, and clean up in time to avoid causing nasal congestion.
To prevent nasal congestion, start with preventing colds.
1. Strengthen the baby's immunity through diet, such as cod liver oil, vitamins and protein.
2. Pay attention that the temperature difference of the baby's living environment is not too large, and it is easy to catch a cold if it is too hot or cold.
3. Do not take your baby out when the weather is bad.
4. Usually you can take your baby out to play more to enhance your baby's ability to cope with changes in the weather, which can also prevent colds.
To prevent nasal congestion, start from the prevention of rhinitis.
The body of a newborn is much more sensitive than that of an adult. Many stimuli such as dust mites, dirt, spicy food, etc. are not important to adults, but not to babies. Therefore, pay attention to the following points:
1. Keep your baby away from allergens (feathers, animal fur, dust mites, dust and mud pollen, etc.). Without the stimulation of allergens, the baby's nasal cavity will naturally not become inflamed.
2. Don't give your baby too spicy food.
3. Wash your baby's hands often, maintain hygiene, and avoid the transfer of bacteria on the hands to the respiratory tract and cause inflammation.
4. If the baby is allergic, use anti-allergic drugs under the guidance of a doctor.