It turns out, phlegm actually serves a useful purpose: The thick, sludgy substance—made up of mostly water, salt, and antibodies—is designed to help capture and clear bacteria and other unwanted microorganisms from your nose and throat. Without it, germs and irritants in the air would easily slip into your lungs through your air passages. If you go the swallowing route, your stomach acids and digestive system will simply eradicate the phlegm and any of the harmful stuff it might have snared.
Things can get pretty messy once the snot starts running. Suctioning your baby's nose helps keep things clear, so she can breathe easier during a cold or congestion. Perfecting your nasal suction technique makes the process fast and easy on both of you.
As pretty much any parent will tell you, every baby gets a clogged nose at some point—probably more than once. Well, as with most things, the internet found a way. And people seem to be fascinated with videos showing parents flushing out their babies' noses.
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Three weeks ago I came down with the flu. I was sicker than I have been in years. For a full five days, I could only manage to quiver on the couch and binge watch old seasons of Scandal.
Our baby has just caught his first cold, which means that everyone else has caught a cold, and right now it feels like the only way out of this is to get our house exorcised or just straight-up burn it down. I spent a couple of years as a nursery school teacher in my 20s, and this sort of thing took place all the time. Then their friends.
When she was brand newshe often had her nasal passages blocked, and would be gasping for breath. My wife sucked out the mucus by mouth. Honestly, at that age, it's colourless, and as they get older, it ceases to matter. Yes, I have.
How far would you go to settle a child? The Saturdays singer Rochelle Humes has hit back at those who criticised her unconventional parenting technique. Wife of radio host Marvin Humes says she received backlash after explaining she has no other option when the baby became bunged up in the early hours.
Abuja — Mothers should desist from using their mouths to suck out mucus from the noses of their children or risk contracting infection, an Ontologist, Dr Titus Ibekwe, has advised. The ontologist said what was needed to be done was to contact a doctor that would deal with the cause of such illness. He said once that happened, the child could inhale the wool, which he explained, could go down to the air way and cause upper airway obstruction. Ibekwe therefore advised mothers to seek medical care for the children each time they had running noses, adding that only an expert would be able to diagnose the infection and treat such child.