As a rule, young parents are hefty alarmists. This is not at all bad. Taking care of their offspring is inherent in any healthy organism. But sometimes panic arises from scratch, because of inexperience or little knowledge.
Almost all parents are faced at some point with the fact that the newborn baby suddenly begins to squish.
A young mother is so afraid to touch her treasure, and then there’s a cold. Naturally, the first impulse to save his child from "terrible disease" and mom rushes to the phone. But it is not the pediatrician who monitors the child, and not even the attached nurse, but the mother, mother-in-law, friend or neighbor. Who else will help, if not wise women over the years?
As the statistics show, 99% of women raising children do not recall the existence of a physiological rhinitis, if they know about it at all, or the age of a child. They have in the brain emerges, only a standard set of instructions, which has been passed down from generation to generation for the last 100 years.
Mom uses advice, especially if she heard the same recipe from several reputable "matron" and. only worsens the condition of the baby.
What is the physiological rhinitis in babies?
In the womb, the fetus is in a liquid medium, which does not completely develop the surface mucous membranes. When a baby is born, its nasal mucosa is undeformed and not adjusted to work in a new environment. Therefore, the first 10 weeks is the formation and fine-tuning of the nasal mucosa.
Physiological rhinitis is one of the phases of testing the work of the mucous body of the newborn. Immediately after birth, the mucous membrane tests in "dry mode", determining how comfortable the body is to exist in this mode. Next phase "wet mode"At this time, a large amount of watery mucus is secreted – the body experiences a different boundary condition.
For moms, from the outside, everything looks different. They are brought from the hospital with a healthy baby, and suddenly, for no apparent reason, he starts snoting. Of course, they rush to save his beloved child.
This is where the main danger lies. Trying by all means to dry the nose of the newborn, they impede the normal course of the physiological rhinitis. The organism will not calm down until the wet mode is tested. The more mothers try to dry the mucous, the more it releases mucus. The internal forces of the body, instead of contributing to the development of the child rush to fight with mom.
It is good if the mother thinks about it in time or goes to a doctor, otherwise, in this way, you can give your baby a chronic rhinitis from birth.
All is well you say, but after all, a runny nose is still present. Suppose it is physiological, but it just as much prevents the child from breathing, as well as simple. What to do?
How to cure rhinitis of a physiological nature?
To understand what to do enough to think about what dictated the physiological rhinitis itself? The answer to the surface is the desire of the organism to check the work of the mucous in a moist environment. So in order to solve the problem, it is necessary to create the appropriate conditions:
1. We make sure that the air temperature in the room where the newborn resides is not higher than 22 0 C. We need this to stop the drying of the nasal mucosa from the high temperature of the air.
2. We humidify the air in the room where the baby is. For this purpose, frequent wet cleaning, humidifiers, wide dishes with water arranged at the corners, or even an aquarium with fish will do.
3. Allow the child to breathe in moist air. To do this, type hot water in the bath, close the door to the bathroom, and stay inside with the child for a while.
4. Bury 1-2 drops of breast milk to a newborn on days of special exacerbation of the physiological rhinitis.
Using these simple techniques, you can significantly reduce the amount of mucus secreted from the nose, and your newborn baby will quickly go through a phase of physiological rhinitis.