A runny nose: The importance of sucking out the stagnant nasal secretion

A runny nose for babies and toddlers is very common. Toddlers suffer from a cold six times a year on average. This disease means the inflammation of the mucosa in the nasal sinus (rhinitis), which is often viral. If it isn't treated properly and at the proper time the stagnant nasal secretion will become a good substrate for the bacteria. In this case the initial watery secretion becomes dense, purulent, or it can even turn into scales, which can cause respiratory disorders and complications such as middle ear inflammation, sinusitis and bronchitis.

Infants or toddlers can breathe through their noses alone, so if they can't breathe this way serious respiratory disorders can occur. And it also makes elder children feel discomfort.

To prevent or avoid discomfort and respiratory disorders the stagnant nasal secretion has to be removed first. Elder children are able to blow their noses, however infants and toddlers are not yet. Therefore the secretion has to be removed by sucking. Motor aspirators are available only in hospitals so sucking several times a day is impossible. The secretion has to be sucked as often as an adult blows out his/her nose. For that purpose Baby-Vac is perfect. It can be used in case of infants as well. Sucking does not hurt/harm the nasal mucous membrane. It has been tested clinically by international institutions. The apparatus sucks out the secretion not with the strength of a vacuum but with its help. The apparatus adjusts itself.

If there is no discharge in the collecting cylinder when using the Baby-Vac, the procedure must be stopped. An intumescent mucous membrane can cause snuffles as well, which of course cannot be removed by sucking. A cold lasting for more than a few days or a week must be checked by a doctor for allergy, adenoids or any complications have to be excluded. Besides using the Baby-Vac nasal drops, antiphlogistics—vitamins may be needed. Antibiotics are not required only if a specialist thinks so.