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Nasal Congestion

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Is your little one suffering from a cold or congestion? Saline nasal sprays are a great way to clear their little noses before a feed or before bed.

 I would recommend the Calpol nasal saline spray as it seemed the gentlest spray after much investigation!! Available at http://www.milltownpharmacy.ie/p/calpol_saline_nasal_spray_15ml

It’s suitable from birth. Some of the other sprays can be a litle stronger but give them more of a fright!

Some people prefer the saline nasal drops like the nasosalnasosal-baby-drops-10ml-milltown-pharmacybrand which are also suitable from birth – but can be a little bit more fiddly to use!

Available at http://www.milltownpharmacy.ie/p/nasosal_saline_nasal_drops

If a baby is very congested Vicks do a great steam vaporiser which can be left running overnight in their bed room – a worthy investment as there is only so much twenty minutes of standing in a steamy bathroom can achieve! This product helps to keep mucus thin and running and stops it accumulating in the chest. It can help to reduce the risk of infection and offers great relief of symptoms of coughs and colds in babies – especially overnight when they can be most troublesome! You can also add a few drops of olbas for children to the dish on the Vicks vaporiser when children are older than three months. This helps to keep the sinuses clear which reduces congestion and prevents a build up of mucus in the chest.  I have to say the vick warm steam vapouriser is without doubt the most useful healthcare product I have bought for my children.  We have used it from birth up to three years regularly.  Read more about it here : http://www.milltownpharmacy.ie/p/vicks_warm_steam_vaporiser

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If your baby is persistently congested or their mucus is a colour other than clear such as yellow, green or red then do bring them to their GP.

I hope you have found this article helpful and if you have any questions at all please don’t hesitate to contact me by sending a private message to the WonderBaba facebook page (www.facebook.com/wonderbabacare) or by calling me (Sheena) at Milltown totalhealth Pharmacy in Dublin 6 on 01 2600262! I am always happy to help!

Author: WonderBaba Blog

My name is Sheena Mitchell and I'm a pharmacist with my own business Milltown totalhealth Pharmacy in Dublin 6. From working in the pharmacy I've realised that there are a lot of first time and experienced moms who might benefit from hints and tips from a pharmacist who can balance healthcare advice with real hands on experience from my important work as a mother of two! I hope to bring you regular advice and information and answer questions that you have! Being a mother and pharmacist are my two favorite things and I'm delighted to have this way of bringing my two worlds together! All questions and queries are gratefully received but otherwise sit back, relax, and let the solutions come to you!

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