Your child’s blocked nose: what you need to know

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How do you ease the discomfort that your child's blocked nose causes? Find out here with some simple home remedies... keep reading for more information!

We all know that when our kids catch a cold, it’s really nothing to worry about. But the symptoms of a common cold — especially a blocked nose — can be very uncomfortable for kids, especially if they are very young.

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How do you relieve your child’s blocked nose without using over-the-counter medications?

Your child’s blocked nose may cause difficulty in breathing as a result of the congestion. This results in sleepless nights for both parents and baby.

Of course, there’s also the loss of appetite combined with general grumpiness caused by your child feeling really uncomfortable because of the blocked nose.

What causes a child’s blocked nose?

A blocked nose is caused by inflamed blood vessels in the sinuses due to a cold, allergy or sinus infection. When inflammation occurs, mucous secretion increases to help fight infection, resulting in a blocked nose.

Most children are not able to blow their noses until around age 4, which is why relieving a younger child’s blocked nose is important.

These days, it’s very simple to walk into any pharmacy and grab one of the many over-the-counter remedies available for a blocked nose or cold in general.

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Doctors recommend avoiding over-the-counter blocked nose and cold medication for children under 6 years of age.

But medical experts are now warning against using these products on children. They say these drugs do nothing to get rid of a blocked nose or cold and may even have nasty side effects.

Parents, you actually don’t have to rely on over-the-counter drugs to relieve your child’s blocked nose.

Instead, try one of these simple home remedies that we talk about on the next page.

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