Congestion & Infections


Babies and infants can breathe only through their nose and it can take some time before an infant or baby will learn to breathe through the mouth.
One of the greatest milestones of babyhood is when little ones learn to blow their noses by the time they are at age 6.


When your child has a cold, the nasal passages get swollen and mucus collects in the back of the nose. This environment is a breeding ground for the bacteria; that normally live in the nose and throat, to begin to overgrow. Mucus is also secreted within the middle ear space just as it is in the sinuses. Nasal congestion from a cold or influenza is very common and an inevitable part of childhood.



3 out of 4 children experience otitis media (ear infections) by the time they are 3-years-old. Ear infections are the most common illnesses in babies and young children. If left untreated, these problems can become more serious possibly even causing hearing loss.



The problem exists therefore as to how to clear a Childs nose, until they learn how. A clogged nose can hinder breathing make them feel jaded and may lead to more serious health problems concerning the ear nose and throat and the respiratory tract. Therefore it is very important to keep the nasal cavity clear. Naturally a check up by a health professional is not replaceable. Only a doctor may diagnose the cause of nasal secretion. However the removal of secretion from the nasal cavities will accelerate recovery in case of sickness, improve breathing and general well-being, and help in the prevention of illness.