What to do when your baby has a cold?
Nasal wash (nasal irrigation) is an essential way to relieve your child’s cold symptoms. Performing nasal wash in young children can help;
- Improve breathing,
- Relieve stuffy nose,
- Soothe swollen mucous membranes,
- Wash away mucous crust, dirt, pollen, and other allergens from your nose.
Nasal spray : a good alternative to nasal wash
Nasal spray is suitable for children who do not tolerate nasal wash. Use an isotonic saline solution (0.9% sodium chloride) to ensure the spray does not sting your child’s nasal passage. Choose a product with clear spray bottle, rather than an opaque bottle, to ensure the solution is free of particulate matters. To reduce the chance of contamination, clean the spray nozzle before and after use, and close the cap immediately after each use. Discard the empty spray bottle. Do not add saline solution to the empty bottle to ensure product safety.
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