Nasal Congestion Due To Allergies
my pediatrician is called out by pediatrician if allergic to air or cold. my child has a nasal congestion, so if in the morning until his breathing is somewhat interrupted. do I need to see an ENT doctor to deal with nasal congestion?
Hello Agnes Listiani,
One allergic reaction that can arise in the respiratory tract is congestion. As a result the nose becomes blocked, excessive nasal secretions production. In addition, children can also complain of itching in the nose, eyes, and throat.
Some steps you can take to reduce the symptoms of nasal congestion in children are:
Identify the allergen that triggers the complaint and as much as possible avoided
Adjust the temperature of the bedroom so it is not too cold, do not point the fan or air conditioner directly at the child's body / face area. Cold air tends to dry, so that it will further irritate the respiratory tract and worsen the symptoms of nasal congestion.
Use an air humidifier / air humidifier
Provide a large basin of warm / hot water, then teach the child to breathe the hot steam. Keep the hot water from harming the child.
Give your child enough water to drink, warm drinks can also help relieve nasal congestion
Position the child lying with head higher
Use of nasal saline drop-spray
Nasal congestion can also be caused by other causes such as viral or bacterial infections in colds, flu, rhinitis, etc. In these conditions it will generally subside within 5-7 days. Meanwhile, if due to allergies, as long as the trigger factor or allergen is not removed symptoms of nasal congestion will still be present or repeated.
If the complaint is very disturbing activities of children, there is a high fever> 3 days, shortness of breath or wheezing breath, the child looks not excited and does not want to eat and drink at all, you should take the child to be examined by a doctor.
* In the midst of the Covid-19 outbreak, obey the precautionary measures to prevent transmission if the person goes out of the house, including when going to a health facility.
Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.