My baby's nasal congestion is uncomfortable, how can I relieve it?
Stuffy nose is a problem that often occurs when babies grow up. Nasal congestion will affect the baby's breathing. The baby will cry when he can't breathe while eating, and cry when he can't breathe while sleeping. Parents can't bear to see the baby feel uncomfortable. So what are the ways to quickly relieve the baby's nasal congestion and let the baby breathe smoothly?
Many parents report that babies are prone to nasal congestion when they catch a cold. This is actually related to the physiological structure of the baby's nose. The baby's nasal cavity is relatively narrow, the nasal passage is short, the nose hair is less, and the nasal mucosa is rich in blood vessels. If the weather is a little cooler, it will stimulate the nasal mucosal blood vessel congestion and swelling, causing the baby's physiological nasal congestion.
Of course, there are pathological nasal congestion. Pathological nasal congestion is caused by pathological factors. This kind of nasal congestion lasts for a long time and is accompanied by cold symptoms such as nasal discharge, sneezing, and headache. Among them, if you have cold symptoms while nasal congestion, it may be nasal congestion caused by acute and chronic rhinitis and sinusitis; when accompanied by sneezing, nasal itching, etc., it may be nasal congestion caused by allergic rhinitis; accompanied by reflex headaches and nose bleeding When waiting for symptoms, it may be nasal congestion caused by the deviation of the nasal septum. If it is a pathological nasal congestion, it needs to be treated under the guidance of a doctor.
What are the ways to relieve a baby's stuffy nose?
1. Elevating the baby's upper body, for example, letting the baby lean on the quilt can alleviate the breathing difficulties caused by nasal congestion.
2. When the baby has a stuffy nose, he may cry. At this time, you can lift the baby upright and take a side position after falling asleep to reduce the stuffy nose.
3. You can rinse the nose with saline. About half an hour before feeding or going to bed, use a dropper to put two drops of normal saline into the baby's nasal cavity, and then suck it out with a electric nasal aspirator, which can alleviate the symptoms of nasal congestion.
4. Remove the dry scabs in the baby's nasal cavity in time. If the secretions become hard, use warm water or ointment to soften them, and then remove them.