Nasal Congestion Relief for Children

Nasal Congestion Relief for Children

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A runny or stuffy nose can be a good thing. After all, it's the body's way of getting rid of germs that are negatively impacting the body. However, that’s not always the case for your baby. When your baby has too much mucus, it can make it difficult to eat, sleep, or breathe. We all know that we can’t give over-the-counter cold medicines to children under the age of four, so what home treatments exist to help relieve a baby’s stuffy nose? Here are a few safe and effective home treatments that can quickly make your little one comfortable again. Clear Up Stuffed Nasal Passages Medicated nasal sprays aren’t recommended for children under four. Fortunately, there are several easy ways to clear up a stuffy nose without medication. Use a…
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Helpful Tips for Reducing Snoring

Helpful Tips for Reducing Snoring

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If you or your partner snore, a good night’s sleep may seem far-fetched. There are many ways that sleep specialists can help you reduce snoring, but if it's only an occasional problem, you may want to try one of these home remedies first. However, if none of these work, or if you have a serious snoring problem, you should speak to your Doctor. Avoid Sleeping on your Back Because of the sleeping position, this causes a vibrating sound during sleep due to the back of the tongue resting on the back wall of the throat. Try sleeping on your side for improvements. Drink Plenty of Water Dehydration can worsen snoring because your mucus is thicker when dehydrated. Drink plenty of water throughout the day so that you are hydrated throughout…
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Sinus Infection Symptoms and Treatment

Sinus Infection Symptoms and Treatment

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What is a Sinus Infection? A sinus infection, or Sinusitis, happens when the tissue of your sinuses and nasal passages are inflamed. Sinus infections are treatable and very common. An infection happens when your sinuses become blocked and holding some fluid, which then starts to foster germs. What Causes a Sinus Infection? Sinus infections can come from common colds, allergies, nasal polyps, and more. What can Cause a Sinus Infection in Children? Children can develop a sinus infection from allergies, common cold and other illnesses, pacifiers, smoke in their surroundings, and even drinking a bottle while lying on their back. What are the Symptoms of a Sinus Infection? Symptoms can include nasal congestion, fatigue, drainage, sore throat, tender cheekbones or around the eye, headaches, fever, or even facial swelling. Home…
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Solutions for Stuffy Noses

Solutions for Stuffy Noses

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A congested nose can come from colds, flu, and allergies. Having a stuffy nose can affect the way your child breathes-- this can make parents nervous. We’ve gathered a few things you can incorporate to alleviate your child's congestion! 1. Moisten the air Using a humidifier, sitting in a steamy bathroom, using a vaporizer, or boiling a pot of water will help the mucus loosen up for your child giving some relief. 2. Have your child drink plenty of fluids Drinking fluids can help keep your child hydrated if they are sick, and it can even thin the mucus causing difficulties breathing. Water is the best fluid to drink but juice is acceptable too. If your child has a cold, chicken noodle soup can serve as fluid intake and soothe…
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Nasal Spray Addiction- Facts and Fiction

Nasal Spray Addiction- Facts and Fiction

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We have all had that experience of a desperate moment when our noses were so stuffy that we wanted to use something, anything that could give us a few moments of relief. That feeling of congestion is annoying and makes you feel ten times worse when you are sick or have bad allergies. Many people use nasal sprays to loosen mucus. However, not all nasal sprays are created equal. Whether or not the nasal spray is addictive depends on the type being used. Here is some information you should know before you grab a nasal spray. Types of Nasal Spray Saline Nasal Spray This type of nasal spray is harmless to your body. As you can guess by the name of the product, the saline nasal spray is made with…
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