How can I help my child’s sniffles?

With children being back at school, there’s a good chance you’ll hear more sniffles. Colds are spread easily in a school child sniffles, allergies, coldssetting.

Plus, the fall season can bring a new host of allergens and with the kids spending more time outside, they’ll be exposed to allergic triggers.

Children who are suffering from nasal congestion should clean the nasal passages using a saline rinse. A Neti pot or similar sinus rinses can be effective although possibly messy and unpleasant for a youngster.

A saline nasal spray can be very effective and you can find products that have essential oils added to make the treatment more pleasant while moisturizing nasal passages.  The additional moisture will help preserve the natural protectants in your child’s nose.

Show your child how to safely and carefully insert the nasal spray bottle into her nose and to distribute the spray effectively.  Make sure she uses a tissue to wipe her nose afterwards and, of course, wash hands afterwards.

Non-medicated nasal saline sprays can be used frequently throughout the day to provide relief but consult with your pediatrician about how often it can be used.

And if you use a medicated treatment to alleviate symptoms, the non-medicated saline spray can be used in conjunction without fear of interaction.

One response to this post.

  1. Thank you for sharing this post with us and I couldn’t agree with you more that the lifestyle choice we make can actually contribute to our illnesses, especially when it comes to respiratory illnesses such as COPD and asthma. We often take for granted the indoor air quality in our homes and introduce toxic cleaning products and building material and furniture that off-gas horrible VOCs. I would like to add to your valuable points that you made and suggest that for allergy and asthma sufferers to invest in an air purifier. I found an air purifier that not only focuses on HEPS filtration but chemical odor neutralization as well. I hope you don’t mind if I share the link with your readers as I feel it will compliment your awesome post(if not please delete)


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