Monday, 26 September 2016

Baby Nasal Care

A stuffy nose can make your baby irritable and cry frequently. Nasal blockage makes breathing difficult. Allergies and cold are the common causes of nasal blockages in newborns. It is important to follow proper nasal care in order to allow your baby breathe freely. Here are a few simple steps that can relieve your baby’s nasal congestion –
  • Saline nasal spray

Irrigating your baby’s nostril with a normal saline nasal spray is one of the best ways to clear nasal passages. Lay your baby down, slightly tilt his head back and then spray 2-3 drops of saline spray into each nostril. Do not panic if your baby sneezes, the saline has made its way to the nasal passages. If the saline comes out of the nostrils, wipe it with a clean washcloth or tissue.
  • Bulb syringe

A bulb syringe is also called as a nasal aspirator. Make sure you get one that is advised only for baby’s small nostrils. Lay down your baby, slightly tilt his head back, squeeze the syringe bulb to get rid of all the air in it, gently insert the tip in one of the nostrils, and release the bulb. Take it out and squeeze it to remove the mucus. Repeat the same for other nostril.
  • Steam bath

Give a warm water bath to your baby. Make sure you steam up your bathroom. This helps loosen the excess mucus in the nasal passages. Remember, the water should not be too hot; it can scald your baby’s skin.
  • Use an air humidifier

The heat in our homes during colder months can dry up the baby’s nose. So, keep a cool air humidifier in your baby’s room; this can help provide some relief and avert stuffiness.

At PharmacyOutlet, you can browse through a wide range of baby nasal care drops and decongestants to get rid of excess mucus produced during cold, allergy or flu.

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