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Say NO to your baby’s blocked nose now!

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Winters are not far and with their onset, comes many other problems, especially for our little ones. No matter how hard we try, it’s tough to keep our kids away from catching a cold, cough, congestion, blocked and running nose etc. And sick kids means more work for moms along with continuous worry of treating them soon. When kids have a blocked nose, they face a lot of difficulty in breathing, since they are obligatory nose breathers, which affects their sleep, feeding, playtime and they feel cranky and uncomfortable all the time. The worst part is that at this age they can neither express their problem nor know how to sniff or blow the nose. It’s very heartbreaking for parents to see your little ones suffering.

There are a few ways to help your congested baby like keep your kid hydrated and give plenty of liquids. However, when babies are unwell, it very difficult as their feeding and drinking are badly affected. Proper rest is very important for the quick recovery so try to give your kid a cozy and peaceful environment to rest. Using an air humidifier is another way which helps to loosen the mucus in the nose. Saline water spray also helps which is easily available at medical stores. 

Another effective way for treating blocked nose is using nasal drops. Nasivion is one of the brands, which is a quick acting decongestant. The main ingredient of Nasivion is Oxymetazoline which is a proven, reliable and well-accepted product for decades, suitable for adults as well as kids’ noses. It helps in breathing properly again, making kids feel better and comfortable. 

They have different products for infants, toddlers, and adults. Two versions of Nasivion are available in the market for kids: 

  1. Nasivion Mini (Baby) Nose Drops 0.01% which is for infants up to 1 year of age.

  2. Nasivion Paediatric Child Nose Drops 0.25% which is meant for babies from 1 year till 6 years of age.

Dosage for Mini Baby Drops 0.01%: 
  • Up to 4 weeks old baby, instill 1 drop in each nostril 2-3 times per day.

  • For 5 week old to 1 year of age, you can instill 1-2 drops in each nostril 2-3 times per day.

  • It is not recommended to use it for more than 10 consecutive days.

                         
Dosage for Child Nose Drops 0.25%:
  • For babies from 1-6 years of age, you can instill 1-2 drops in each nostril 2-3 times per day.

  • It is not recommended to use it for more than 10 consecutive days. 

Using nasal drops and light drugs as prescribed by the physician are good but parents need to take a few precautions to keep their kids safe and infection free especially during winters and monsoons. A few tips may help you:

  1. Avoid going to crowded places during monsoons because many viruses/ bacteria are spread all over. 

  2. Keep your kids away from the person having a cold and flu.  

  3. Keep baby’s toiletries/ towels/handkerchiefs separate.

  4. Maintain hygiene.

  5. Wipe the floor using disinfectant cleaners.

  6. Use sanitizers every time you touch a newborn or infant.

  7. Inculcate hygienic habits like washing hands in your kids since the beginning.

Lastly, please consult your doctor once before using Nasivion or any drug for yourself or your kids. It’s always better to be sure than taking any chance. For more details about Nasivion, click here.

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Sagarika
Sagarika
August 13, 2018 11:13 am

Very well written.. Very informative blog

Surbhi Prapanna
August 15, 2018 11:31 pm

Yes! I agree it is a great brand and I had used it with good results with my both girls. you had written it very well dear.

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