Why is my child coughing if they don't have a runny nose?
Paranasal sinuses open to upper part of the common nasal canals. Owing to anatomical reasons he secretion produced here may flow backwards more easily than towards the nostrils on the face.
This secretion flowing to the pharynx makes the child cough. The younger the child is the shorter and straighter his/her pharyngotympanic tube is. Therefore the flowing secretion can be coughed into the middle ear, which may lead to its inflammation.
Infants cannot breathe through their mouth, babies cannot suck if their noses are obstructed and this is why it is very important to keep their nasal cavity clear.
A possible puncture of the ear or taking antibiotics can be prevented by the regular use of the Arianna Baby-Vac Nasal Aspirator.