Treat baby flu with FESS® Little Noses®
Treating a baby with a stuffy nose can be difficult for parents – after all, you want to ease your child’s symptoms, but babies and young toddlers aren’t yet able to blow their noses on their own.
As infants breathe through their nose for the first few months, treating a congested baby is important to ensure their overall wellbeing.
What nasal problems could my baby experience treatment?
It is not uncommon for newborns to suffer an infant cold, which can lead to nasal congestion that is hard to shift. Your child’s immune system is still developing, meaning they will be prone to baby colds in the first few months of their life.
Nasal congestion can interfere with other development areas, including hearing and speech, so it is important to use a product such as baby saline to treat the problem. As your baby has little option but to breathe through his or her nose, you will need to find a means of unblocking it to avoid any additional discomfort.
Nasal congestion can become worse during feeding and sleeping times, so finding an infant-friendly treatment is highly important.
What are the symptoms of baby flu?
There are various telltale signs that your child may be suffering from baby flu – and the good news is that they are easily identifiable. The first is a congested or runny nose that leads to clear discharge. In many cases, this will become thicker over time and may even turn green. After a few days, it should return to being clear.
In addition to this, you might notice a low-grade fever in your baby during the initial stages of infant cold, or they may sneeze, cough or have red eyes.
If your infant has started talking, you may even notice their voice becoming hoarse.
What treatment is there for my congested baby?
Although there is no known cure for the common cold, there are products on the market that can help relieve the symptoms of baby flu. One of them is FESS® Little Noses®, which is a specially formulated baby saline that you as parents can easily administer.
FESS® Little Noses® works by loosening and thinning the mucus trapped in nasal passages, while also moisturising when they become dry. As a non-medicated product, you can use FESS Little Noses as often as needed to relieve a congested baby’s symptoms.
FESS® Little Noses® is available as both a spray and drops, so you can select whichever product works best for your family.
Should I choose spray or drops?
The decision whether to choose FESS® Little Noses® spray or drops is entirely up to you, as both have their advantages.
FESS® Little Noses® Drops, for example, are perfect for newborn babies as they allow gentle application for even the smallest of noses. Not only this, but the product is a hygienic way of treating your baby with a blocked nose as it is difficult to spill and cannot be contaminated. The spray version of the baby saline also has the same benefits, but may be better suited to older babies and toddlers who find it hard to sit still.
Both products are available with the FESS® Nasal Aspirator, which is a rubber bulb syringe with soft tip that removes mucus using gentle suction. You can use the spray or drops to soften and loosen the mucus before clearing the blockage with the aspirator.