Dealing with blocked nose for your child, here are few tips and tricks

For any mother, the worst nightmare is when her child is unwell. Being a mother of a toddler, the worst that can happen to a child are common cold and cough. Though, we face it almost every month, sometimes, the cold prolongs for a month, the thought of which itself is scary.

Whenever, my son gets catches cold, I go berserk. The first question, that pops out in my mind is what he ate in the past 48 hours to one week or what was that one activity that he did new in the last one week. After analysing that situation, my next step is usually to avoid that particular food for next few days. For example, I have noticed, that when my kid eats certain type of fried food he immediately gets a rough throat. Initially, the incidents of cough and cold were less but as he started growing up and started to consumer almost anything and everything (irrespective of it being edible or inedible), the incidents of cough and cold increased.

With babies, they are even more cranky and irritated, when they are unwell basically because they do not understand, what is happening to them and cannot express it. They are sleep deprived, blocked nose also reduced their food intake, thus making them lose a few kgs in some cases. A cranky baby makes my heart bleed.

Sometimes, when he has extreme cough and cold, here are few remedies that I use, along with the doctor’s prescribed medicines:

  1. Make him drink lukewarm water with a pinch of salt and turmeric in it, it provides instant relief to the throat;                            
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  2. Just take a Teaspoon of Honey and add a pinch of Turmeric and give it about 4-5 times;                              
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  3. If your child also refuses to take steam, (which is something that is difficult), but has a blocked nose, then just wipe his face with warm towel especially near his nose area;                                                  
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  4. The other home remedy that I use is to apply vapour rub on my palms, rub them hard and make him breath it, also warm my palms and cover his chest with the same;
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  5. Or the other thing that I use as an alternative is Nasivion Drops, which was recommended to me by my doctor, as you can buy it only after a doctor prescribes.

Directions to use Nasivion – (consult your paediatrician before using the product)

  • for 0-1 years : Nasivion®Mini 0.01% Nose Drops – Up to the age of 4 weeks, instil 1 drop of the solution into each nostril 2-3 times per day. From the 5th week of life until the age of 1 year, instil 1-2 drops into each nostril 2-3 times per day or as directed by the physician.
  • for 1-6 years : Nasivion® Child 0.025% Nose Drops – instil 1-2 drops into each nostril 2-3 times per day or as directed by the physician.

To know more about Nasivion, please visit website – click here

I generally use all the home remedies, depending on the intensity of his blocked nose. But Nasivion Drops are something that has given me better results as compared to other home remedies.

*** I am not a medical expert, this is just my observation.

P.C. NewHealthGuide.org, parenting.com, pregnancytoparenting.ca, readersdigest, steptohealth.com, videoblocks,wimp.com, mchemist

36 Comments Add yours

  1. Wow very helpful . I will try for my daughtet

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  2. Prateek says:

    Nice and Informative 🙂

    Although as of now not useful to me 😛

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    1. you can try it for yourself also..

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  3. Tamalyn says:

    Excellent tips! It really is the worst when babies get sick and especially when their noses get clogged and they can’t breathe easily.

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    1. its absolutely applicable to adults also…

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  4. nabanita says:

    This will be really helpful.
    The Bangalore weather is such that blocked nose is a daily occurrence for my kid.
    Thanks for this again.

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    1. Same with Mumbai weather….pollution at its peak

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  5. I don’t have children but I will definitely keep these tips in mind for when I do. Nothing is worse than a sick little one, especially when they cannot tell us what is wrong.

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    1. Hey this is equally applicable to adults also…

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  6. Monidipa says:

    Some works on adults too, like lukewarm water with salt and turmeric, I still take that sometimes, these are really helpful. The other tips work too, specially with kids. Great tips.

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    1. Thanks…yes these remedies are practised since ages because they are useful..

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  7. This will definitely come in handy, in future. Thanks for the information.

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    1. Welcome…these are age old tried and tested tips

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  8. Aditya says:

    I really hated that Turmeric with water, it was so yuck but seeing it works, so I cannot complain that much but still the taste was so yuck. I hope this tips also useful for adults. But personally I believe Vicks works like a charm and if you take rest, you can see the effects.

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    1. These tips are useful for adults also…Turmeric water is yuck but that is most useful

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  9. Even as a grown up, blocked nose is a nightmare! Every parent will love this post! Great tips!

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    1. Thanks, so much,….do share it with your family and friends..

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  10. Joanna says:

    This post is very helpful for every new mom. I can imagine the panic of not knowing what to do when your child gets a cold for the first time.

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    1. For a new mom, a slightest change also makes us push the panic button…

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  11. Amber says:

    I remember these days! This is some helpful tips. I didn’t know what I was doing with my kids.

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    1. So happy….these tips are helpful for adults also

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  12. I didn’t know we can use rubs on kids. does it work effectively and where can we buy them.

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    1. It does help to a certain extent..you can get them at any medical store.

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  13. sundeep says:

    You have an in-depth knowledge about this topic my friend. This shows in your work loud and clear.

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    1. Thank you so much…just shared a bit of my experience…

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  14. Blair villanueva says:

    I remember my Mom used to tell us to drink more lukewarm water because it heals most of out troubles. And yeah it works 🙂

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    1. absolutely Lukewarm water is the best medicine but with salt or turmeric helps you clear your throat.

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  15. kumamonjeng says:

    I have been using vapour rub since I was a child and it is certainly a good remedy for blocked nose. Another thing I hear a lot about is Nasivion. Not yet try it out yet but will remember this in case for future use.

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    1. It is a good product..do try and let me know your experience

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  16. Princess Quinn says:

    I have tried turmeric and honey, it was eady to make my kids take it becsuse both tastes good. One more effective way is to massage the sides of the nose at the poing where the laugh line starts. It unblocks the nose in seconds.

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    1. yes..I remember my mom used to do this to me and my bro…I just hated that…

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  17. Adaleta Avdić says:

    These all sound like great tips to help a child! I know vapor rub is a huge must for me and has been since I was a child.

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  18. This tips will turn very useful when baby gets sick. I don’t think he could dring the turmeric water, but the turmeric honey should work!

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    1. Its tough to make kids drink turmeric water but turmeric and honey..just put them on your finger tips and just put it in their mouth..

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