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How To Keep Up With Your Kid’s Runny Nose

Leaky Faces: How to Keep Up With Your Kid’s Runny Nose

Your child’s runny nose may become one of the most troublesome issues you have to deal with. It seems like the mucous is infinite, especially on those days you are out and about.

The following tips should help you keep up with your child’s runny nose.

Organic Cotton Cloths

It’s impractical, especially if your child consistently has a runny nose, to carry around packs of pocket tissue paper. The ideal thing to do is to bring a few reusable cotton cloths and have your child use a particular section at a time.

Zip these little cloths in a plastic bag and wash them when you get home. Then, just start the cycle again.

Using organic cloths helps you avoid questionable chemicals that might have been used in certain paper products like napkins and tissue paper.

Napkins and tissue paper are usually bleached before they are sold. Organic cotton cloths are especially ideal to use if your child’s runny nose has persisted to the point where his or her nose has become chapped due to using too much tissue or toilet paper.

Extra Pair of Clothes

A child with a runny nose may not always accept he or she is a little sick. Children might notice other kids at the playground.

Resisting the fun will be hard.  A runny nose will not stop, though, which means it’s likely your child will end up using a shirt or top to clean up instead of returning to you to blow their nose. For this type of situation, having an extra shirt or two on hand might be helpful.

Of course, this tip might only apply to you if you have young children. Older children should be old enough to carry their cotton cloths or handkerchiefs in their pockets.

Using the Right Medication

Some parents may or may not be using the right medication for their child. For example, a nasal spray, such as Dymista, might better work on their child’s runny nose than Dayquil or whatever else they are giving them.

If one thing doesn’t seem to work as effectively for your child, then don’t hesitate to switch to something else. Whatever you do, don’t forget to talk to your child’s pediatrician about what they would recommend, especially if your child is already on another medication.

Mixing different medications can be harmful, and so checking with the expert is always beneficial for your child.

Try a Massage

Massaging the earlobe point might be helpful. The point is actually an acupressure point that is said to help stimulate a reaction reducing the runny nose problem.

Your child will need to sit still for a few moments. Then, you can apply massage to both earlobe points to relieve a runny nose. The act is relaxing, your child might end up liking it.

Hopefully, these suggestions make it a little easier to deal with your child’s runny nose and help you prepare for the problem, too.

About The Author

Hannah Whittenly is a freelance writer and full-time mother from Sacramento, CA. Her two boys keep her very busy, but they are her inspiration for much of her writing. Her favorite subjects to write about are family and business.

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