Rinsing a baby's nose is an extraordinary procedure. It should be carried out only on the recommendation of a doctor. If the child has a runny nose, first of all contact the local pediatrician, even if there is no fever. A runny nose in an infant may be functional. In this case, it usually goes away without any outside interference. But it happens that the accumulated mucus greatly interferes with normal breathing. In this case, your doctor may advise you to wash your nose.
It is necessary
- - rubber pear;
- -syringe without a needle;
- -special saline solution or table salt.
Remove mucus from the nose before rinsing. This can be done with a small rubber bulb, which is a must-have in your medicine cabinet. The kid may not like this procedure, as well as rinsing the nose in general. But it must be done, otherwise all efforts will be wasted. The solution will simply flow back.
You can buy a special salt solution for children at the pharmacy. Usually there are several types of them, and you can choose the one that most suits both your goals and the age of the baby. Follow the instructions exactly. If a suitable product is not on sale, do it yourself. Dissolve 1 teaspoon of salt in a liter of water. You can also take hot water for cooking, but before the procedure it must be cooled to room temperature.
Prepare a syringe. It is better to take a small diabetic 5 ml, that is how much solution you need. The needle must be removed. If you only have a larger syringe, keep a close eye on the amount of fluid.
Place the baby on the barrel. Pour water in weak streams, first into one nostril, then into the other. If the nose is blocked, the child's mouth is usually open, but this must be monitored. Observe that the baby does not choke on the solution. If this happens, place it on your hand on your stomach and lightly pat on the back.
If your doctor has prescribed drops, drip them after rinsing. It is dangerous to engage in self-medication, not all medications are suitable for a baby, with which adults or even older children are treated.