8 tips to manage and prevent sinusitis in your baby
Sinusitis in children is very different from that of adults and is easily detectable in children. It is not fully developed until about 10 years before it is noticeable.
What causes sinusitis?
Viral infections can get worse when the child has allergies or is exposed to pollution such as tobacco smoke.
What are the signs and symptoms?
- Bad breath
- Colds that last longer than 10-14 days and sometimes low grade fever
- Headache usually in children 6 years and older
- Nose drops that can sometimes lead to pain
- Weakness due to lack of energy
- Swelling around the eye
How to manage or prevent sinusitis?
- Keep your baby hydrated: give him breast milk for babies under 6 months, water or natural juice for babies over 6 months old.
- Tilt the mattress with a pillow while the baby is sleeping
- Give foods rich in vitamin C such as strawberries, citrus fruits that support the immune system and promote healing, only in babies over 6 months.
- Vitamin A also supports healthy mucous membranes
- Nasal massage: You can give your baby a nasal massage
- Vaseline: Put vaseline on the upper lip to avoid irritation and itching with a t-shirt, dirty hands
- Rinse the nose: Rinse the nose gently with salt water and wipe several times a day with a bulb syringe
- Use eucalyptus oil solutions several times a day