Nasal congestion: How to clear your baby's dry, stuffy noseNNasal congestion: How to clear your baby's dry, stuffy noseNasal congestion: How to clear your baby's dry, stuffy noseEnglishNANewborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months)NoseNoseConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)Nasal congestion2019-02-04T05:00:00ZShawna Silver, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, PEng6.3000000000000074.70000000000001005.00000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>Some newborns are born with a stuffy nose. Learn why and check out some simple tips for parents on how to clear your baby's stuffy nose.</p><p>In the first few days of life, a newborn may sound like they have a stuffy nose because in the womb they were surrounded by fluid. Sometimes they sneeze for the first couple of days as they try to get rid of this leftover fluid in their nasal passages. A newborn with a stuffy nose may snort when breathing and sound "snuffly."</p><p>Stuffy nose or nasal congestion in babies happens when the tissues inside the nose swell or produce mucus. If your baby has a stuffy nose they may breathe through their mouth, which can make it harder for them to feed. In rare cases, a stuffy nose can cause breathing problems. Usually, nasal congestion goes away on its own within a week.</p><p>Extremely dry air can cause the sensitive lining of a baby's nose to dry up. The blood vessels inside a dry nose may break and bleed. If your baby's nose has not been injured but it bleeds, it may be because of a dry nose. This dryness may also make it easier for a baby to get a cold.</p><p>Nasal dryness often worsens during cold winter months, when heating makes the air inside the home dry.</p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Newborns may sound like they have a stuffy nose because of leftover fluid in their nose from the womb.</li><li>Usually, newborn stuffy nose goes away on its own within a few days.</li><li>In babies, nasal congestion or stuffy nose happens when the tissues inside the nose swell.</li><li>Use salt water nasal drops or an infant nasal aspirator or suction bulb to help clear mucus from your baby's nose.</li><li>If your baby has trouble breathing, see your doctor right away. </li></ul><h2>What causes stuffy nose in babies?</h2><ul><li>dry air</li><li>irritants such as dust, cigarette smoke, or perfumes</li><li>viral illnesses (such as a cold)</li></ul> <p>Try the measures below to help your baby's dry or stuffy nose. If your baby keeps having difficulty breathing or feeding, check with your baby's doctor to rule out any infection or condition that may be causing the stuffy nose.</p><h2>How to soothe your baby's dry nose</h2><p>If a dry or irritated nose seems to be bothering your baby, try these tips:</p><h3>Moisten your baby's nose</h3><p>You can buy salt water (saline) drops at the drug store.</p><ol><li>Lay your child on their back. Place a rolled towel or a small blanket beneath their shoulders or gently press on the tip of the nose to make it easier for the drops to go in.</li><li>Put two or three saline drops into each nostril. Wait 30 to 60 seconds before draining your baby's nose.</li></ol><h3>Run a humidifier or cool-mist vaporizer near your baby's crib</h3><p>If your baby has a dry nose they may also have a stuffy nose. Water vapor can help moisten and loosen the mucus inside your baby's nose. Clean out and re-fill the vaporizer every day.</p><h2>How to clear your baby's stuffy nose</h2><p>In addition to running a humidifier or vaporizer near your baby's crib, you can also clear the mucus using saline nose drops.</p><h3>Clearing mucus using saline nose drops</h3><ol><li>Lay your child on their back. Place a rolled towel or a small blanket beneath their shoulders or gently press on the tip of the nose to make it easier for the drops to go in.</li><li>Put two or three saline nose drops into each nostril. Wait 30 to 60 seconds.</li><li>Turn your child onto their stomach to help their nose drain. Catch the mucus outside the nostril with a tissue or swab. Your baby might cough or sneeze the mucus and saline out.</li><li>Roll the swab or tissue around the outside of the nostril to draw the fluid out of the nose. Do not insert a cotton swab into your child's nostrils.</li></ol><h3>Clearing mucus using an infant nasal aspirator or nasal suction bulb</h3><p>If you have trouble removing the mucus, try using an infant nasal aspirator or nasal suction bulb. A nasal aspirator is a tube that is placed in your baby’s nostril, while you inhale through the mouthpiece of the tube to draw out any mucus. The mucus is then caught in a filter. A suction bulb is inserted into your baby’s nostril and acts as a vacuum to remove mucus. Suction bulbs are generally less effective in clearing mucous and secretions.</p><p>How to use a nasal aspirator:</p><ol><li>Before the first use, rinse the aspirator with hot water and dry thoroughly.</li><li>Place a clean filter in the filter chamber and reconnect the aspirator.</li><li>Lay the child on their back with their head tilted to the right. Carefully place one to two saline drops into the nostril. Follow the same procedure in the opposite nostril after turning the child’s head to the left.</li><li>Place the nasal aspirator soft tip at the entrance of the baby’s nostril. Inhale through the mouthpiece to gently draw out the mucus. Mucus will be collected in the hygienic filter and cannot pass through the inhalation tube. Repeat in the other nostril. Gently lift the baby to allow any remaining mucus to drain out or their nose.</li><li>Soak a tissue or cotton ball in saline solution and use it to gently wipe the child’s nostrils.</li><li>After each use, unclip the aspirator at its base, remove and discard the used filter, rinse the nasal aspirator with hot water and dry. Do not sterilize or boil the nasal aspirator. </li></ol><p>How to use a nasal suction bulb: </p><ol><li>Pinch the air out of the bulb.</li><li>Gently place the tip into the nostril, just inside the opening. Do not go too deep or you can cause damage to the inner part of the nose. Let the air come back into the bulb, pulling the mucus out of the nose with it.</li><li>Release the mucus onto a tissue.</li><li>Rinse the bulb well with fresh water before and after each use.</li></ol><div class="asset-video"> <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/0gQqI2gz0Z4?rel=0" frameborder="0"></iframe> </div><h2>When to see a doctor</h2><p>Call your doctor if your child develops any of the following symptoms.</p><ul><li><a href="/Article?contentid=30&language=English">Fever</a></li><li>Rash</li><li>A stuffy nose together with swelling of the forehead, eyes, side of the nose or cheek</li><li>A stuffy nose that lasts longer than two weeks</li><li>Difficulty breathing or breathing quickly</li><li>Significant trouble feeding or not interested in feeding</li><li>Your baby is extremely fussy or seems to be in pain</li></ul>
Congestion nasale : comment dégager le nez bouché et sec de votre bébéCCongestion nasale : comment dégager le nez bouché et sec de votre bébéNasal congestion : How to clear your baby's dry, stuffy noseFrenchNANewborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months)NoseNoseConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)Nasal congestion2019-02-04T05:00:00ZShawna Silver, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, PEng6.3000000000000074.70000000000001005.00000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p> Conseils simples pour les parents sur la façon de dégager le nez bouché de leur bébé ou d’en soulager la sécheresse.</p><p>Les premiers jours de vie, les bébés peuvent sembler avoir le nez bouché du fait que, dans l’utérus, ils baignaient entièrement dans un liquide. Certains bébés éternuent les deux premiers jours suivant la naissance, ce qui est provoqué par le reste du liquide qui demeure dans leurs voies nasales. Un nouveau né dont le nez est congestionné peut renifler en respirant et peut sembler « nasiller ».</p><p>La congestion nasale se manifeste lorsque les tissus internes du nez gonflent ou produisent du mucus. Si votre bébé a le nez congestionné, il peut respirer par la bouche, ce qui peut causer des difficultés au moment de le nourrir. Dans de rares cas, la congestion nasale peut entraîner des troubles respiratoires. La congestion disparaît habituellement seule au en une semaine.</p><p>L’air extrêmement sec peut entraîner la sécheresse des tissus internes sensibles du nez des bébés. Cette sécheresse peut provoquer le <a href="/Article?contentid=749&language=French">saignement</a> des vaisseaux sanguins dans les narines. Si votre bébé n’a subi aucune blessure au nez, mais y présente des saignements, la sécheresse des tissus internes en est peut être la cause. Quand leur nez est sec, les bébés risquent davantage de contracter un rhume.</p><p>La sécheresse nasale est souvent plus marquée en hiver alors que le chauffage assèche l’air intérieur des domiciles.</p><h2>À rete​nir</h2> <ul><li>La congestion nasale est causée par le gonflement des tissus internes du nez.</li> <li>En règle générale, la congestion nasale disparaît seule en une semaine.</li> <li>L’utilisation d’une solution saline à base de sel de mer ou d’une poire à succion pour bébés peut aider à dégager le mucus clair du nez des bébés.</li> <li>Si la difficulté à respirer persiste après l’utilisation de la pompe, consultez un médecin immédiatement.</li></ul><h2>Quelles sont les causes de la congestion nasale chez les bébés?</h2> <ul> <li>l’air sec</li> <li>les irritants comme la poussière, la fumée de cigarette ou les parfums,</li> <li>les affections virales (comme le rhume).</li> </ul> <p>Les mesures ci dessous peuvent permettre de soulager la sécheresse et la congestion nasales de votre bébé. Toutefois, si ses difficultés à respirer ou à se nourrir persistent, consultez son médecin pour écarter le risque qu’une infection ou qu’une maladie soit à l’origine de la congestion.</p><h2>Comment soulager la sé​cheresse du nez de votre bébé</h2><p>Voici des conseils pour soulager la sécheresse ou l’irritation du nez de votre bébé.</p><h3>Humidifiez le ne​z de votre bébé</h3><p>Les <strong>solutions salines</strong> à base de sel de mer se vendent en pharmacie.</p><ol><li>Couchez votre bébé sur le dos. Placez une serviette roulée ou une petite couverture sous ses épaules ou appuyez doucement sur le bout de son nez pour que les gouttes pénètrent plus facilement dans les narines.</li><li>Mettez 2 ou 3 gouttes de solution saline dans chacune des narines, puis attendre de 30 à 60 secondes avant de drainer le nez de votre bébé.</li></ol><h3>Installez un humidi​ficateur ou un vaporisateur à vapeur froide près du lit de votre bébé</h3><p>Si votre bébé a le nez sec, il risque également avoir le nez congestionné. La vapeur d’eau peut aider à humidifier et à déloger le mucus de son nez. Videz et nettoyez le vaporisateur une fois par jour et renouvelez l’eau.</p><h2>Comment dégager le nez congestionné de votre bébé</h2><p>En plus d’installer un humidificateur ou un vaporisateur à vapeur froide près du lit de votre bébé, vous pouvez vous servir de gouttes de solution saline pour dégager le mucus de son nez.</p><h3>Nettoyer le mucus à l’aide de gouttes de solution saline</h3><ol><li>Couchez votre bébé sur le dos. Placez une serviette roulée ou une petite couverture sous ses épaules ou appuyez doucement sur le bout de son nez pour que les gouttes pénètrent plus facilement dans les narines.</li><li>Mettez 2 ou 3 gouttes de solution saline dans chacune des narines, puis attendez de 30 à 60 secondes.</li><li>Couchez votre bébé sur le ventre pour faciliter l’écoulement de la solution du nez. Recueillez le mucus qui s’échappent des narines à l’aide d’un papier mouchoir ou d’un coton-tige. Il se peut que votre bébé tousse ou éternue, ce qui libérera le mucus et la solution saline.</li><li>Faites rouler le coton-tige ou le papier mouchoir sur le pourtour de chaque narine pour en retirer le liquide. N’insérez jamais un coton tige à l’intérieur des narines de votre enfant.</li></ol><h3>Nettoyer le mucus à l’aide d’un aspirateur nasal pour bébé ou d’une poire à succion pour le nez</h3><p>Si vous éprouvez de la difficulté à dégager le mucus, utilisez un aspirateur nasal pour bébé ou une poire à succion pour le nez. Un aspirateur nasal est un tube que vous placez dans la narine de votre bébé pendant que vous inhalez par l’embout du tube afin d’aspirer le mucus. Le mucus est alors piégé dans un filtre. Une poire de succion est insérée dans la narine de votre bébé et crée un vide afin de déloger et d’aspirer le mucus. Les poires à succion sont généralement peu efficaces pour le nettoyage du mucus et des sécrétions.</p><p>Comment utiliser un aspirateur nasal :</p><ol><li>Avant la première utilisation, rincez l’aspirateur à l’eau chaude et asséchez-le complètement.</li><li>Placez un filtre propre dans le porte-filtre et reconnectez l’aspirateur.</li><li>Étendez l’enfant sur le dos, la tête inclinée à droite. Placez délicatement une ou deux gouttes de solution saline dans sa narine. Procédez de la même façon avec la narine opposée après avoir incliné la tête de l’enfant vers la gauche.</li><li>Placez l’embout souple de l’aspirateur nasal à l’entrée de la narine du bébé. Inhalez par l’embout afin d’aspirer doucement le mucus. Le mucus sera recueilli par le filtre hygiénique et ne pourra pas passer à travers le tube d’inhalation. Répétez l’opération avec l’autre narine. Soulevez doucement le bébé afin de permettre au mucus résiduel de s’écouler de son nez.</li><li>Essuyez délicatement les narines de votre enfant à l’aide d’un papier mouchoir ou un tampon d’ouate trempé dans une solution saline.</li><li>Après chaque utilisation, détachez la base de l’aspirateur, retirez et jetez le filtre souillé puis rincez l’aspirateur nasal à l’eau chaude avant de l’assécher. Ne stérilisez pas ni ne faites bouillir l’aspirateur nasal.</li></ol><h3>Comment utiliser une poire à succion pour bébés</h3><ol><li>Faites sortir l’air de la poire en la pinçant.</li><li>Pacez doucement le bout de la poire au début de l’ouverture de la narine. Ne faites pas pénétrer la poire plus loin, car vous risquez d’endommager l’intérieur de la narine. Retirez le mucus, en laissant la poire se remplir d’air.</li><li>Dégagez le mucus de la poire sur un papier mouchoir.</li><li>Rincez bien la poire avec de l’eau fraiche avant et après chaque utilisation.</li></ol><div class="asset-video"> <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/0gQqI2gz0Z4?rel=0&hl=fr&cc_load_policy=1" frameborder="0"></iframe> </div><h2>Quand consu​lter un médecin</h2> <p>Communiquez avec votre médecin si votre bébé présente l’un ou l’autre des symptômes suivants :</p> <ul><li>fièvre</li> <li>éruption cutanée</li> <li>congestion nasale accompagnée d’une enflure du front, des yeux, des côtés du nez ou des joues</li> <li>congestion nasale durant plus de deux semaines</li> <li>difficulté à respirer ou respiration rapide</li> <li>grande difficulté à boire ou refus de boire</li> <li>humeur très grincheuse ou douleurs apparentes.</li></ul>

 

 

Nasal congestion: How to clear your baby's dry, stuffy nose778.000000000000Nasal congestion: How to clear your baby's dry, stuffy noseNasal congestion: How to clear your baby's dry, stuffy noseNEnglishNANewborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months)NoseNoseConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)Nasal congestion2019-02-04T05:00:00ZShawna Silver, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, PEng6.3000000000000074.70000000000001005.00000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>Some newborns are born with a stuffy nose. Learn why and check out some simple tips for parents on how to clear your baby's stuffy nose.</p><p>In the first few days of life, a newborn may sound like they have a stuffy nose because in the womb they were surrounded by fluid. Sometimes they sneeze for the first couple of days as they try to get rid of this leftover fluid in their nasal passages. A newborn with a stuffy nose may snort when breathing and sound "snuffly."</p><p>Stuffy nose or nasal congestion in babies happens when the tissues inside the nose swell or produce mucus. If your baby has a stuffy nose they may breathe through their mouth, which can make it harder for them to feed. In rare cases, a stuffy nose can cause breathing problems. Usually, nasal congestion goes away on its own within a week.</p><p>Extremely dry air can cause the sensitive lining of a baby's nose to dry up. The blood vessels inside a dry nose may break and bleed. If your baby's nose has not been injured but it bleeds, it may be because of a dry nose. This dryness may also make it easier for a baby to get a cold.</p><p>Nasal dryness often worsens during cold winter months, when heating makes the air inside the home dry.</p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Newborns may sound like they have a stuffy nose because of leftover fluid in their nose from the womb.</li><li>Usually, newborn stuffy nose goes away on its own within a few days.</li><li>In babies, nasal congestion or stuffy nose happens when the tissues inside the nose swell.</li><li>Use salt water nasal drops or an infant nasal aspirator or suction bulb to help clear mucus from your baby's nose.</li><li>If your baby has trouble breathing, see your doctor right away. </li></ul><h2>What causes stuffy nose in babies?</h2><ul><li>dry air</li><li>irritants such as dust, cigarette smoke, or perfumes</li><li>viral illnesses (such as a cold)</li></ul> <p>Try the measures below to help your baby's dry or stuffy nose. If your baby keeps having difficulty breathing or feeding, check with your baby's doctor to rule out any infection or condition that may be causing the stuffy nose.</p><h2>How to soothe your baby's dry nose</h2><p>If a dry or irritated nose seems to be bothering your baby, try these tips:</p><h3>Moisten your baby's nose</h3><p>You can buy salt water (saline) drops at the drug store.</p><ol><li>Lay your child on their back. Place a rolled towel or a small blanket beneath their shoulders or gently press on the tip of the nose to make it easier for the drops to go in.</li><li>Put two or three saline drops into each nostril. Wait 30 to 60 seconds before draining your baby's nose.</li></ol><h3>Run a humidifier or cool-mist vaporizer near your baby's crib</h3><p>If your baby has a dry nose they may also have a stuffy nose. Water vapor can help moisten and loosen the mucus inside your baby's nose. Clean out and re-fill the vaporizer every day.</p><h2>How to clear your baby's stuffy nose</h2><p>In addition to running a humidifier or vaporizer near your baby's crib, you can also clear the mucus using saline nose drops.</p><h3>Clearing mucus using saline nose drops</h3><ol><li>Lay your child on their back. Place a rolled towel or a small blanket beneath their shoulders or gently press on the tip of the nose to make it easier for the drops to go in.</li><li>Put two or three saline nose drops into each nostril. Wait 30 to 60 seconds.</li><li>Turn your child onto their stomach to help their nose drain. Catch the mucus outside the nostril with a tissue or swab. Your baby might cough or sneeze the mucus and saline out.</li><li>Roll the swab or tissue around the outside of the nostril to draw the fluid out of the nose. Do not insert a cotton swab into your child's nostrils.</li></ol><h3>Clearing mucus using an infant nasal aspirator or nasal suction bulb</h3><p>If you have trouble removing the mucus, try using an infant nasal aspirator or nasal suction bulb. A nasal aspirator is a tube that is placed in your baby’s nostril, while you inhale through the mouthpiece of the tube to draw out any mucus. The mucus is then caught in a filter. A suction bulb is inserted into your baby’s nostril and acts as a vacuum to remove mucus. Suction bulbs are generally less effective in clearing mucous and secretions.</p><p>How to use a nasal aspirator:</p><ol><li>Before the first use, rinse the aspirator with hot water and dry thoroughly.</li><li>Place a clean filter in the filter chamber and reconnect the aspirator.</li><li>Lay the child on their back with their head tilted to the right. Carefully place one to two saline drops into the nostril. Follow the same procedure in the opposite nostril after turning the child’s head to the left.</li><li>Place the nasal aspirator soft tip at the entrance of the baby’s nostril. Inhale through the mouthpiece to gently draw out the mucus. Mucus will be collected in the hygienic filter and cannot pass through the inhalation tube. Repeat in the other nostril. Gently lift the baby to allow any remaining mucus to drain out or their nose.</li><li>Soak a tissue or cotton ball in saline solution and use it to gently wipe the child’s nostrils.</li><li>After each use, unclip the aspirator at its base, remove and discard the used filter, rinse the nasal aspirator with hot water and dry. Do not sterilize or boil the nasal aspirator. </li></ol><p>How to use a nasal suction bulb: </p><ol><li>Pinch the air out of the bulb.</li><li>Gently place the tip into the nostril, just inside the opening. Do not go too deep or you can cause damage to the inner part of the nose. Let the air come back into the bulb, pulling the mucus out of the nose with it.</li><li>Release the mucus onto a tissue.</li><li>Rinse the bulb well with fresh water before and after each use.</li></ol><div class="asset-video"> <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/0gQqI2gz0Z4?rel=0" frameborder="0"></iframe> </div><h2>When to see a doctor</h2><p>Call your doctor if your child develops any of the following symptoms.</p><ul><li><a href="/Article?contentid=30&language=English">Fever</a></li><li>Rash</li><li>A stuffy nose together with swelling of the forehead, eyes, side of the nose or cheek</li><li>A stuffy nose that lasts longer than two weeks</li><li>Difficulty breathing or breathing quickly</li><li>Significant trouble feeding or not interested in feeding</li><li>Your baby is extremely fussy or seems to be in pain</li></ul><img alt="" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/nasal_congestion.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/nasal_congestion.jpgcongestedbabyNasal congestion: How to clear your baby's dry, stuffy noseFalseNasal congestion in babies