How To Deal With Colds In Children Aged 13 Years?

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assalamualaikum …. r ndok my son is 13 months old now he has a cold but no mucus or snot, like other children …

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Hi Maftukin,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

A blocked nose (runny nose) can make your baby fussy due to a narrowed airway. Often times, this condition also makes it difficult for babies to sleep and of course will make parents and caregivers experience fatigue.

In most cases, nasal congestion occurs due to very thick mucus. This mucus is normally produced by glandular cells in the nasal mucosa wall. However, due to several factors, such as allergies, infections, or irritation of the respiratory tract, this mucus can be produced more and is thicker, thus obstructing the airway.

You also need to know that not only mucus can make a baby's nose blocked. The presence of masses such as polyps (benign tumors), ingested foreign bodies (eg beans, beads, rice), or anatomical abnormalities of the nose (eg septal deviation) can also cause nasal congestion. Therefore, it is necessary to clarify first what actually triggered your baby's complaint.

It is better if you have your baby checked directly to the doctor so that you can identify what kind of treatment is best for dealing with the complaint. If the nasal congestion that your baby is experiencing is purely due to allergies, infections, or minor irritation of the respiratory tract, generally this condition is not dangerous. However, if there is a certain mass obstructing the nasal cavity, then the doctor may also direct your baby to undergo surgery to remove the mass.

At this time, you should take care of your baby to avoid exposure to substances that often trigger allergies and irritation of the airways, for example cold, dust, animal hair, pollen, pollution, and so on. Also, take care of the ventilation and cleanliness of the environment around the baby so that he avoids the risk of infection. Keep it away if an adult has a respiratory tract infection so they don't come into close contact with the baby. Do not forget, fulfill the baby's nutritional needs by giving him breast milk and complementary foods (complementary foods) which are healthy and rich in vitamin C. You can also give your baby warm steam therapy to thin the mucus in his nose, by placing a bowl filled with warm water and then placing it. near the baby so that the warm steam is inhaled into the nasal cavity.

Hope this helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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