A chronic stuffy or blocked nose that lingers can be frustrating for both kids and parents, and often disrupts sleep. Finding the cause of chronic nasal congestion is important and may differ from child to child. Try these simple strategies to help give your little one stuffy nose relief.
1) Use a nasal aspirator. This device helps to remove mucus from the nose in children who have not yet learned to blow their nose, and may provide short-term immediate relief.
2) Place a cool-mist humidifier in their room. Humidity in the air can help to moisten the nasal passage and loosen dry mucus.
3) Consider cow dairy as a dietary trigger. Remove all cow dairy, including milk, cheese, and yogurt, for at least one week to help determine if this may be contributing to your little one’s stuffy nose. If cow milk seems to be a trigger, swap it out for a nutritionally suitable alternative, such as KABRITA Goat Milk Formula*.
4) Ensure clean carpets and sheets. Environmental allergens, such as dust, can be a trigger for nasal congestion. Ensure carpets are cleaned and vacuumed, and sheets and pillowcases washed with hypoallergenic detergent regularly.
5) Offer plenty of water. Drinking water helps to thin out mucus, making it easier to expel. Toddlers should have at least 2 cups daily.
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*Not for children with cow milk protein allergy