Children breathe through the nose for the first 4-6 months of life. It is important to perform nasal rinses when there is nasal congestion, so that secretions are discharged and the child can breathe better.
10-15 minutes before eating and not after, to avoid vomiting. 6 to 8 times a day depending on the child’s condition.
- When using a syringe for spraying, remove the needle
- Disposable saline ampules are preferable to using the same syringe from the bottle, because the nasal mucosa is extremely prone to infections from the use of non-sterile liquids
- After nasal rinsing, the equipment should be cleaned thoroughly with water and soap to prevent the growth of bacteria