I just want to say that I am so sorry for being cranky off late. I know you’ve had sleepless nights and days just to make sure I, your baby dearest, gets a sound sleep. All I know is to cry when I am not feeling good. My nose is jammed and I can’t sleep, mommy! I know you’ll fix this with your magic wand. Because you are my angel and you can never see your baby cry. 🙂
Love you so much, mommy!
If only our little ones could express their feelings in words! Only a mother can feel what the baby feels. She knows what it takes to bring back her baby’s smile. Nasal congestion can take a toll on the baby’s immune system when not treated in time. It is of utmost importance to consult the doctor if you notice these signs:
1. Difficulty in Breathing
Children under 1 year of age are obligatory nose breathers. Nasal congestion causes difficulty in breathing or quickens breathing.
2. Sleep Deprivation
Sleep is very important for an infant’s overall growth. Stuffy nose in infants causes difficulty in sleeping. This may also be characterized by swelling in the face and drowsiness.
3. Cranky Behavior
When a child doesn’t get enough sleep, he/she behaves unruly. Nasal congestion in infants makes them irritable.
4. Disinterest in Food
Infants and children with stuffy nose experience difficulty in eating or feeding. Lack of interest in food is a common symptom of nasal congestion in children.
My Story ft. Nasivion
I am a first-time mom and I have been fussing over my little one’s health since the day he was born. Yes, it’s a big deal for me because I’ve seen my baby struggling to breathe due to nasal congestion, when he was just a month old. I still remember how others used to find his snores cute and I was the only one who felt his pain. Waking up every half an hour or so made both of us tired. I had to do something about the sniffles because I just cannot see my baby like this when a sound sleep is the most important thing for his overall development at that stage.
My pediatrician prescribed Nasivion (Mini) Baby Nose drops to alleviate nasal congestion so that the baby got the required amount of sleep.
Nasivion Nasal Saline Solution is the first line of treatment, as it is safe and can be used by anyone. If the problem is aggravated then after consulting the doctor, one can opt for Nasivion (Mini) Baby Nose Drops or Nasivion Pediatric (Child) Nose drops depending on the age of the child. I am so glad I made a wise decision rather than following weird home remedies.
Causes of Nasal Congestion
There are several factors that cause nasal congestion in children. I’ve listed the key reasons for a stuffy nose in children below:
1. Common Cold
Viral infections like common cold lead to nasal congestion in children and infants. It is important to treat the cold then and there in small kids.
Allergies are yet another reason for stuffy nose among children. Especially children who are above the age of 2 years are prone to nasal congestion caused due to allergies.
3. Acid Reflux
Acid reflux is yet another culprit when it comes to nasal congestion in children.
When the nasal discharge is present for more than two weeks, it is discolored. This causes congestion in children and infants.
When Should You Be Worried?
Nasal congestion may seem worse but it can be cured completely when treated in time. However, if you see any of these alarming signs in your baby, rush to the doctor!
- If the baby is congested for more than 6 weeks
- If the baby is breathing rapidly or finding extremely difficult to breathe
- If the baby is less than 3 months old and has fever along with a stuffy nose
Nasivion Pediatric Nose Drops Dosage
Any medicine must be given to the child only after consulting the doctor. Under your regular doctor’s guidance, Nasivion Child Nasal Drops can be given according to the following dosage.
- Infant (below 4 weeks) – 1 drop in each nose 2-3 times a day
- Infant (5 weeks to 1 year) – 1 to 2 drops in each nose 2-3 times a day
It is advised to give a gap of few days when used continuously for 10 days.
For more information, visit the website -> https://www.nasivion.com/en_IN/home/kids-babies.html