Handling Nasal Congestion In Infants?
Good night. My baby is only 2 weeks old suddenly his nose is blocked for 19 days has not healed. Continues of dirt from the nose of my baby bleeding and dry, there is rarely mucus until it is difficult to clean it. warm not go away. Is it dangerous? Please explain and how to handle it. Thank you
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Nasal congestion does not simply occur because of a buildup of snot in the baby's nose. This happens because during a cold, the nasal passages, blood vessels, and adjacent nasal tissue are swollen. The condition of the nose like this is what makes babies difficult to breathe and become very fussy. At the age of less than 1 year it is easier to occur because the immune system is less good, and often triggered by exposure to pollution and cigarette smoke. If removed by force can sometimes be accompanied by blood vessels can be irritated to the point of injury. And if the liquid cannot be cleaned properly, it can then dry out and become more difficult to clean. Some ways that can be done at home namely
- Helps mucus in babies. There are several ways you can do. First, prepare a container to remove the baby's snot. Then, gently sniff from your baby's nose slowly using an aspirator or nasal bulb infusion. Second, you can use saline (sterile salt water sold in pharmacies) which can be dropped into your baby's nose to thin and make it runny. After that, suck the baby's snot again using a snot sucker that is commonly sold at baby supplies stores.
- Keep the house clean, avoid exposure to dirty air, cigarette smoke because it can trigger inflammation in the baby's respiratory tract.
- Inadequate nutritional and nutritional needs of byai namely MPASI, ASI, and formula milk.
- Evaporation which can help him to breathe steam from a basin of warm water. If the house has hot water facilities in the bathroom, bring the child into the bathroom with the hot tap running, so the child can breathe in the steam.
We recommend that you take your child to the pediatrician to get a more complete examination so that the exact cause can be known and the treatment can be more thorough and according to the cause.
Thus the information we can convey. May be useful. Thank you