Thursday, January 31, 2008

Treat Your Child's Blocked Nose with Saline Wash

Children with acute rhinitis treated with saline nasal wash plus medications had fewer symptoms of nasal secretion and obstruction during the acute phase of the illness (up to 3 weeks) vs children treated with medication alone.

During the following weeks (up to 12 weeks), the saline-plus-medication group had significantly fewer illness days (31% vs 75%), school absences (17% vs 35%), and complications (8% vs 32%) and used fewer medications vs the group treated with medication alone

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Blogger pearlie said...

How about my nose which is ALWAYS blocked on either one side? Sometimes when I am aware of it, when lying on one side or the other, I can feel it switch side.

9:59 AM  
Blogger Alex Tang said...


you must stop sticking your finger in your nose.....joking only.:)

3:06 PM  
Blogger doc said...

ah, this is all well & good - if you can get the saline into the child's nose.

i've always thought my blocked nose when in the OT was because of the cold, but turned out that i have nasal polyps on both sides & may have to go for a FESS.

i guess that's ok, compared to having NPC.

11:27 PM  
Blogger Alex Tang said...

well doc, I agree with you that nasal polyps is much better than NPC.

Anyway, it's quite easy to get saline into a child's nose if you are willing to practise 'though' love :)

2:01 AM  

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