Having a toddler suffering from a stuffy nose is something most parents are always worried about. While this is very common, it can cause a lot of discomfort to the little one, and anxiety to the parents or caregivers.
If you are looking for ways to treat the stuffy nose problem in a toddler, this information may help. We talk about some of the signs of a stuffy nose in a toddler in the earliest stage, what could cause the same and how to treat it differently if it is due to different reasons. We also talk about whether or not it is alright to give medications for a stuffy nose and when you should definitely take the little one to the doctor.
Here are some of the earliest signs of a stuffy nose that you may spot in your toddler:
Different babies and toddlers may get a stuffy nose due to different reasons, and here are the top 5 reasons for the same.
The way you treat a toddler for stuffy nose will depend on the cause behind it.
Before giving any medication, you need to first get your toddler examined by a doctor, and only use a medicine that is prescribed by the doctor. However, you may give an over the counter saline drop to ease some of the mucus and clear the airways.
Letting your toddler sleep, keeping him or her hydrated, practicing hygiene and giving warm foods may help.
The treatment may vary depending on whether it’s due to a cold, due to allergies or some other reason.
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In case you notice any of the following, it may be a good idea to take the toddler to your family doctor:
If you see any of the above, or if things are looking quite serious, it's always best to be on the safe side... don’t delay and get to a doctor immediately.