Cleaning spout a little crumb is a very responsible and at first exciting thing for a young mother. Here the basic rule applies: do not touch the spout once again unnecessarily.
You will need
cotton wool for the manufacture of flagella or cotton swabs with limiters,
sterile vegetable or vaseline oil.
It is important to note that the less often the cleaning procedures, the better. The fact is that the body itself regulates the amount of moisture, including on the nasal mucosa. If the nose is dry, crusts have formed, it is difficult for the baby to breathe and eat, you need to soften the nasal mucosa. To do this, use cotton swabs with limiters or cotton flagella moistened with sterile vegetable oil (warmed up in a water bath for 20 minutes) or vaseline oil. In this case, you need to act carefully so as not to damage the mucous spout.
Flagella are twisted from cotton wool in this way: cotton wool is wound around a match or toothpick, but not tightly, then the match (toothpick) is pulled out and the flagellum is twisted more tightly. You should immediately prepare more flagella so that they are always at hand.
If you are afraid to use sticks or flagella, you can simply drop Aquamaris or another similar remedy into your nose and just wait until the crusts soften and come out on their own.
Sometimes the cause of dry nose is hot and dry air, so you should try to buy a humidifier in the nursery or just put a container of water near the crib.
With the formation of crusts in the nose, some pediatricians advise giving more drink to the baby. Hot, but not too hot, milk or tea will also help soften the layer of crusts.
If, on the contrary, it is wet in the nose, the baby has congestion or a runny nose, a special suction pear with a soft tip or an aspirator is used. These devices must be used with great care, as the pressure they create can damage the vessels. In addition, it is not recommended to abuse suction products, as they dry out the nasal mucosa.
Tip 2: How to clean your nose
The nose needs regular cleaning just as much as the ears, eyes or hands, and maybe even more, since about one hundred thousand liters of air pass through the nose every day. This means that many viruses, dust particles and allergens enter the nasal cavity. In order for the mucosa to successfully cope with its function, periodic cleaning is simply necessary.
How to clean your nose
You can clean your nose properly by rinsing. This procedure is carried out both in medical institutions and at home. Rinsing the nose helps not only clean, but also disinfect the nasopharynx, as well as eliminate various diseases. This is a good prevention of diseases such as rhinitis and sinusitis. For preventive purposes, washing is carried out with distilled water, but you can achieve a better effect with sea water or saline. You can also use herbal infusions and decoctions.
Most often, at home, the procedure is carried out using a conventional syringe. The flushing solution is placed alternately in both nostrils. The head should be lowered face down, this is necessary so that the liquid immediately leaves the body through the oral cavity, without lingering in it.
At the beginning, the pressure of the jet should be small, gradually it should be increased. Thus, discomfort and damage to the nasal mucosa can be avoided.
Before washing, make sure that there are no open wounds in the nasal cavity.
After cleansing with sea water, rinse the nasopharynx with plain water, as salt corrodes the mucous membrane.
After washing, you should not blow your nose sharply for thirty minutes, you can blow out the remnants of the solution from each nostril in turn.
Children under 12 years of age should not rinse their nose with sea water, so as not to burn the mucous membrane. Correctly cleaning the nose of a child is necessary under the guidance of a qualified ENT doctor. Then the procedure will be absolutely safe for a small patient.
If the need to clean a clogged nose occurs more than twice a week, then you need to see an ENT doctor. Perhaps this is just a feature of a tiny organism, and perhaps a disease, for example, chronic rhinitis.
When using any preparations and devices for cleaning the nose of infants, you need to carefully read the instructions, make sure that they correspond to the age of the baby. At the age of up to a year, only drops are used in the nose, since the sprays enter both the nasopharynx and the ears.