What are the types of nasal congestion in children?
Nasal congestion is one of the common diseases in daily life. Any pathological changes that can affect the width of the respiratory tract may be the cause. Under normal circumstances, all nasal congestion can be cured by treatment. However, infants and young children are more prone to nasal congestion than adults because of their narrow nasal cavity. Infants with nasal congestion are generally severe nasal sounds and difficulty breathing, but they often have no nasal discharge. There are generally three cases of nasal congestion in children:
1. Nasal congestion caused by foreign body blockage
Nasal scabs, impurities in the air, etc. will stay in the baby's nasal cavity, hinder the baby's breathing, and cause nasal congestion.
2. Nasal congestion caused by a cold
Infants and young children’s immune system has not matured, and the ability to resist bacterial invasion is relatively weak. They are prone to catch colds. Colds often increase nasal secretions. Excessive secretions will stick to the inner wall of the baby’s nasal cavity and cause nasal congestion.
3. Nasal congestion caused by rhinitis
The body of infants and young children is more sensitive than adults, and their immunity is much weaker than that of adults. Therefore, a lot of mild irritation can cause rhinitis. Rhinitis that can easily cause nasal congestion includes acute sinusitis and allergic rhinitis. Baby Nasal Aspirator
Causes of nasal congestion in children
Normal and unobstructed breathing is especially important for infants and young children, because infants and young children have relatively low resistance and are prone to irritation. In addition, their own respiratory system is not perfect, so it is easy to cause nasal congestion. Nasal congestion is a relatively common phenomenon. Many conditions may cause nasal congestion in children:
1. Foreign body blockage
Breathing is a work that must be done to continue life, and nowadays, the worsening air quality is a major problem for human survival, and it is even more a "disaster" for infants and young children without nose hairs and imperfect respiratory system development.
2. Nasal scab
Nasal scab is booger, and its essence is a collection of secretions. Because infants and young children are more sensitive, slight irritation and foreign body intrusion will cause a strong reaction. As a result, the amount of baby’s body secretions will increase and stick to it. Nasal scabs are formed inside the nasal cavity. Excessive nasal scab can cause nasal congestion.
Colds are also very common for infants and young children. Colds are often accompanied by runny nose, nasal congestion, mild fever and other symptoms. The baby's body secretes antibodies in order to resist the invasion of the cold virus, and the result of the fight between the antibodies and the virus is discharged from the nasal cavity in the form of secretions; the baby's body will also secrete antibodies in advance to resist the invasion of bacteria, which will also cause nasal congestion.
A baby suffering from sinusitis is often accompanied by symptoms such as fever and headache. The sinus mucosa is irritated and congested and swelled. The body protects itself, and secretions increase, which leads to nasal congestion.
5. Allergic rhinitis
Complications of allergic rhinitis include runny nose, sneezing, and nasal congestion, which are generally seasonal and perennial. When allergic rhinitis occurs, it can also cause increased secretions, which eventually leads to nasal congestion.