My son first had blocked nose when he was around three weeks old, and just just when you want to do do everything you can to make your baby feel better, you are told that there isn't much you can do.
He was prescribed these saline nasal drops to help with the blocked nose.
In the latest flu bout, all of us caught it including my little one and I had quite a few sleepless nights and tiring days. I have to say that these drops are not totally useless.
The nasosal saline nasal drops sell for around £2.50. The packaging is different from what is shown here, I guess this is the old packaging. It is green and orange design on the carton, quite distinctive.
Inside, the drops are contained in a white bottle with a cap. The tip of the bottle is narrow with an opening at the very tip, so you can drop the medicine into your child's nose. It already comes with an opening in it, you dont have to make the opening.
The drops are essentially just normal saline, which you can make at home but I guess it is more convenient and sterile to just buy it. Also more comforting, I think. They are,as expected, colourless and odourless.
It doesn't actually relieve the nasal congestion, but helps to soften the secretions in the nose and helps in getting it out. It was a great help, especially this time round as he was quite badly affected by a blocked nose. Its quite horrible to hear them struggling to breathe through a stuffed nose.
I have to say that my little one didn't enjoy it very much. Every time I put him down, he seemed to know what was coming and started to cry.
I have recently noticed that the Nasosal saline comes as a spray as well, I think I will use that next time. But I do hope he will learn to blow his nose by the time he next catches a cold.
*Just want to mention that I have been advised to put this review here in the drops category but this review is for a nasal spray.*
I really feel for little ones when they are poorly and those first few months are difficult when you can't give medication yet our baby had a really blocked nose (we'd all been ill) and she was struggling to feed so I turned to the trusty medicine cabinet where I had stocked up on a few solutions prior to her being born. The Nasosal Spray says it's for clearing little blocked noses and provides nasal congestion relief whilst being a saline spray so safe to use on babies.
The packaging advises to spray before feeds and can be used for the comfort and relief of colds, hayfever, dry nasal mucosa and to aid respiratory problems so it really is a cure-all! It clears the nose of pollen, dust, dirt, viruses and bacteria without irritating the nasal mucosa. It restores the fluid balance in the nose which facilitates its natural cleaning function.
The spray comes with a fine nozzle and you just spray it once or twice up the youngster's nose. I have tried it on myself and it is not unpleasant, you can hardly feel it as the spray is so fine. I waited to use it on our daughter until I felt quite sure that she needed some assistance with her blocked nose and it improved her breathing within seconds.
I think this is a great compromise when it comes to using or not using medicines on young children and this is even a product that was recommended to my mum recently when she went to the doctors so there is definitely some good thinking behind this product. Anything that relieves discomfort is worth a try when little ones have blocked noses and are struggling to breathe.
A bottle costs £2.34 for 15 ml at Tesco.
I will definitely purchase this again. For that price it is a bargain and worth having a sealed bottle in the medicine cabinet. It doesn't work miracles like I find when I use nose sprays like Otrivine but they do have medicine and chemicals (and steroids I think!) in them which I wouldn't like to use on kids. Worth a try if your child is ill.
Given that I've got a raging cold and I am breastfeeding my little boy it was pretty much inevitable that he would get it too. He's only 4 months old so it's horrible to see him feeling a bit poorly and for him to not really know why he is feeling so bad.
There's not much you can do for little ones when they have a cold. Calpol is really only effective when it comes to fevers so it will not really cure a stuffy nose or a cough. This is the second cold my little boy has had in his short life so far, he had one when he was only a few weeks old and at that time the pharmacist suggested these Nasosal nose drops as they were really the only thing he could dispense for a newborn that we're going to be somewhat effective.
According to the box Nasosal nose drops are are sterile nasal drops for clearing congested nasal passages in newborns, infants and children. They are basically a saline solution so they're not really that strong or full of harsh chemicals.
The drops come in a little 10ml bottle, much like a bottle of eye drops. It has a screw top lid that you need to break the seal on when you first open them so you know if this seal hasn't been broken that they are safe and secure. There is a little nozzle at the top of the bottle which makes it quite easy to then drop the liquid into my little boys nostrils. The directions state that you should add one or two drops in each nostril as required. He doesn't seem to mind these drops very much when they go into his nose. They do make him wriggle a bit but then I suppose if I was having something dropped into my nose I would probably wince a bit too. However, they don't seem to sing or cause him any discomfort which is good. THey do seem to work fairly well which I like and in a few days his nose seemed to be all unblocked again which is good.
A 10ml bottle costs £2.55 from Boots which I think is fairly cheap. Once opened you need to discard the bottle after 1 month but at that price you don't mind buying another one later if you need it.
Being a qualified nursery nurse and having worked as a nanny in my time means that I have come into contact with rather a few children's remedies. This being one of them. How often do nippers get stuffed up noses and we can't do a lot to help them eh? Well I have used this on rather a few occasions and found it to do the trick rather simply and effectively.
However up until recently I hadn't seen this in a while, had no need too with not being in my previous profession or having children of my own. However although it is for babies, infants and children I was recommended to try this by a pharmacist as I regularly get a blocked nose which leads to migraine sand the general feeling of being unwell and as I have so many health issues including epilepsy, hypothyroidism and and am currently being investigated for asthma that this could be a safe and yet effective treatment for me to try and at £3.29 a time I thought it had to be worth a go after seeing how effective this can be on little people!
Light turquoise coloured box with a photograph of a toddler on the front of it we are told that it is Nasosal Spray 'For Clearing Little Blocked Noses'' and that it is a 'Nasal saline spray, for effectively clearing congested nasal passages in babies, infants and children' and that it is Safe & effective saline nasal spray, for blocked noses caused by colds, allergies & hayfever' and is an easy to use spray and contact details for DDD Limited (the manufacturer of the product are listed). Other information on other sides of the box includes being told a bit more about the product and how to use it and the size is stated which is 15ml (and the only size I have seen this available to purchase in incidentally). Inside the box you get a small white plastic bottle of the spray and to use it you simply push two large pieces of plastic whilst the nozzle slides up the nasal canal and on the bottle we are basically given all the information as is on the box.
How Does It Work?
It works by rinsing and clearing the nose of pollen, dust, viruses and bacteria. it restores the fluid and moisture in the nose, making it feel more comfortable.
Directions For Use:
Babies & Infants: Spray once or twice in each nostril before feeding or nursing.
Children: Spray 2-3 times into each nostril.
Only to be used by the same person
The first time I used this was actually when I was nannying. One of the children, a two year old suffered allergies and had hayfever. Her mum told me to use this 2-3 times into her nose whenever I felt she needed it. I only ever administered it a couple of times a day to her but interestingly now I have the packaging in front of me no maximum dose in a day is stated. I always found it easy to pop the nasal section into her nose and spray it thought she never knew to sniff up being so young and often we ended up with the watery spray trickling down her face which I simply wiped away for her. Though I know some went up because this significantly helped her breath more easily and not be so grumpy! Its actually easier to get it up babies noses than children's who will sometimes not allow you to do it but it is an effective treatment!
Now me well as I mentioned I've only just recently got myself some of this and I'm thankfully (actually really thankful) to have been recommended it. I find it easy to pop it up nose, give myself 2-3 squirts up each nostril find it damp opposed to wet and with a slightly minty aroma, though nothing really and it leaves no weird taste in my mouth behind at all/
I find it moistions my nose rather a bit in a comfortable way and really does unblock a stuffy nose...yes this is great for adults too in my humble opinion!
Small and discreet, easy to use and totally and quickly effective this not only gets the thumbs up to use on little uns as it is designed to be used but also on us adults who need a decent treatment for being bunged up. I personally prefer it to Vicks nasal spray and the likes as it isn't anywhere near as smelly and in my case a lot more effective. Highly recommended for kids and adults alike!
Available in all good chemists!
I bought this product to help with my son's very stuffy nose as a newborn. I was quite surprised with the price (£3.36 for 10ml from Boots) but thought it must be worth it.
The bottle itself is very small, with a clear tipped small nozzle. It states on the box fingertip control and I am not so sure what this means, as all I had to do was tip the bottle and the product would leak out.
I also was surprised to find that the box states sterile, and it would be only good for one bout, so I decided after each use to pop the bottle into hot water to re-sterilise it, as £3.36 for one use seemed extortionate!!
Overall though the product did work, albeit with a struggling baby it is close to impossible to use the stated dose as most drips down the face, over your fingers etc.
Got a snottery, unhappy baby? So what do you do? Saline nasal drops and sprays help to clear the blockage by thinning snot and moistening the lining of the nose. Since baby does not blow it's own nose, and is not able to sit with it's head over a bowl of steaming water, this little product may become your new hero in the medicine cabinet.
It costs £3.29 from Boots for a 10ml bottle. The saline inside is sterile, so once opened, you basically get to use it for the duration of one cold and then it has to go in the bin as it will lose it's sterility.
The bottle is about the sixe of your thumb, white, with a nozzle at one end which you insert up your baby's nose. The instructions ask you to put 2 or 3 drops into each nostril, but youc an believe me when I say that this level of precision is only possible with the most cooperative of babies.
My son has to be pinned down by six strong men in order to do anything to him, so i found the easiest way to dose him was by just poppoing he nozzle in his nostril when he is lying flat on his back, and then giving the bottle a gentle (and very quick!) squeeze. Then repeat in the other nostril.
The instant effect is that your baby will cry in disgust as saly water squooshes down his nose. I can imagine how unpleasant it must feel as I hate getting water up my nose. This makes it quite a heart-wrenching product to use. In order to minimise the child-torturing side of this treatment I suggest you pop the boob or bottle straight in after treatment to soothe your baby and take away the salty taste.
This product is also available in nasal spray, but honestly, I don't think it's as good even if it is easier to use.
Despite the fact it makes the baby cry momentarily, this really does unblock the nose and I would recommend it whole heartedly as an effective product.
There is nothing more irritating than having a congested nose from colds or the flu. It must be so much worse for a baby or child as often they do not know what is making them feel so run down and causing them to struggle to breathe fully from their noses.
Doctors and pharmacists will be able to recommend suitable products to ease a childs suffering and most will be available over the counter but it is always worth seeking a bit of advice for peace of mind.
A nasal spray is designed to be sprayed up a babies nose. It is made from a saline or salt water solution which moistens the nasal lining and therefore thinning the build up of mucus.
Nasosal Drops are sterile, They are a safe and effective method of relieving congestion. They are suitable for babies and toddlers including newborns.
The drops come in a little, thick plastic bottle. A dome shaped lid screws off to reveal a small, clear top which narrows at the top. This is perfectly proportioned to be able to sit just inside a tots nose. The writing on the bottle is blue but not very big so it would be best to keep hold of the box for reference.
The box is made of cardboard and comprises of a smaller box on a carded back. The box is blue and white with an adorable baby adorning the front beside the product name/uses etc. The back informs us who can use this product, its ingredients, storage information and contact details for the company.
The drops are manufactured by Sauflon Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
To use, squeeze one-two drops up each of the childs nostrils as required or advised by your doctor.
*Discard after 4weeks from opening
*Store below 25c in a dry place
*Keep away from children
*Do not use if sensitive to any of the ingredients
The nasal drops contain :
sodium chloride 0.9%
benzalkonium chloride solution 0.02%
~~~Availability and Price~~~
You can have this prescribed or it may be purchased over the counter in pharmacies. Available in a 10ml size priced around £2.99.
My son is 27months old. Throughout his baby life, he took unwell with various illnesses which resulted in regular antibiotics and sleepless nights. Since leaving nursery in April, he has been in relatively good health so I believe he picked a lot of these bugs up from the nursery as most children do!
With the weather hotfooting from sunny and warm to rainy and cold on a regular basis, it seems to be having a bad effect on my family as everyone appears to have become unwell at some point over the past few weeks. Last week it hit our house with me unwell..totally run down with a major sore throat. My sons nose began to run and no amount of cuddles and wiping could settle him. Several tissues and crying nights later, I was stressed as I wasn't sure how to deal with him being so agitated.
And so I popped into my local Boots store and pleaded with the pharmacist to recommend something to clear Ryans nose so he could relax and sleep a bit better. He was running a slight temperature so aswell as prescribing me a bottle of Boots Infant Parcetamol, she gave me a bottle of Nasosal. It should have cost £2.99 but as we are registered there for the minor ailments, we were able to have both items prescribed.
We have previously attempted the use of a nasal spray on our fidgety son and had very little luck so I was comprehending some issues! I met my sister after Boots and as she has 3 children of her own, she doesn't take any messing and gave it the first shot. The bottle is small enough for my hands but I could imagine those with larger hands may struggle to grasp it effectively. The little nozzle inside the lid fits comfortably at the tip of my sons nostrils.
Distracting Ryan, my sister squeezed a drop up each nose and Ryan barely flinched. He rubbed his nose a little afterwards as if tickly inside. The relief on his face followed soon after like his nose had suddenly become clear and he could breathe with ease. The results lasted for a good few hours before snuffles could be heard. The drops themselves are clear and relatively thick with no noticeable scent.
We have been using this a few times each day as and when it is needed to keep Ryan snuffle free. We have been keeping him wrapped up aswell as keeping the rooms ventilated to aide the drops. His cold is starting to clear up but the nose is still runny and congested. I find giving a drop up each nose before meal times and nap time then bed is sufficient. Ryan can sleep a lot easier but throughout the night I have heard him grunting slightly through his nose so not fully effective overnight.
Despite my initial reservations at Ryan refusing to let us squeeze the drops up his wee nose, he quite enjoyed it. I think he is at the age where he appreciates that we aren't trying to drug him and is aware that certain products are going to give him some much needed relief.
Although these are for children, I had a stuffy nose too and decided to try them out. The nozzle is far too small for my nostrils. Squeezing the bottle requires little effort and a shot of cooling drops is sent up my nose. Most of it stays up there but due to the nozzle size, some of it slides back down..not pleasant! The drops are ticklish on my nose but quite effective in giving me some relief so I can confidently confirm they are helping my son.
I wouldn't hesitate to purchase these drops should my sons little nose require them.
Thanks for reading :)
Nasal Congestion is quite common in infants and as they cant blow there nose, Nasosal drops are a way of clearing your Childs nose. Young babies and children are more prone to coughs and cold whilst there immune system is building which can worsen blocked noses.
~ The Packaging ~
Comes in a small rectangular box, with a cardboard tab at the top, on the front it states what its designed to do and who its designed for (newborns, infants and children)
On the back of the box it gives you the directions, which is one of 2 drops in each nostril.
A thing to remember with this product, as stated on the back is that you need to discard it after 4 weeks, I'm not really sure why this is, I would assume because of what its made from.
The actual bottle is white, with the Nasosal label in green, the bottle size is 10ml. It also has the same instructions as to what is on the box, to undo, simple turn the lid anti-clockwise. Please note there is NO safety mechanism for the lid.
~How Does it Work? ~
It is made of a salt water solution called saline, this is designed to moisten the nasal lining and thin the mucus to help unblock your child nose.
~ How to Apply it? ~
The easies way I have found it to tip your Childs head slightly back (no to too far though otherwise it will run straight down their throat) There is no need to squeeze as it sort of runs straight out the bottle so you need to gage how much you are putting in. Tilt the bottle forward for a second or so releases a little bit onto the nose, repeat this then in the other nostril. If her nose is particularly blocked, I will repeat this process again. I found that if you try and apply it whilst your child is upright, it will simple run straight back out.
~ Does it work? ~
So so, it does the job, it clears my daughters nose really well, the problem is that it only lasts for half an hour at a time, so you have to keep re doing it, and at £3 a bottle, I found a bottle only lasted a day or so. Also, as it moistens the nose, it makes it ever so runny, so have some so tissues to hand as you will be forever wiping it!
~ What do I think? ~
There is not really much choice when it comes to drop for babies, particularly the supermarket shelves, this is the only one they stock. I paid £3.00 which for a small bottle, I do think it is expensive, as said before, it doesn't really last very long. the other problem I had with this, is that there isn't that ,much control, you don't get a pipette style applicator, you just have to guess, if your squeeze the bottle, a whole load runs into your Childs nose! I've not used the Nasosal Spray option, but I would guess its easier to apply and control rather than the drops, because in my opinion, they don't "Drop" the pour.
~ Summary ~
I will continue to use Nasosal Drop, because of convenience more than anything. Don't get me wrong they do work, the problem you get is during the night, having to re apply every half an hour is a bit sole destroying, and not really fun for your baby either!, I think it will be easier to use with older, as they are more likely to hold still!
I found this an essential product for a newborn with a blocked nose. It is a gentle formula which can be used from birth so OK for even a very young child.
It comes as a small bottle with a fine nozzle from which you can squeeze out 1 or 2 drops at a time. The idea is to squeeze the drops into the babies nose. It can be a bit tricky to get the liquid into the nose though if the baby is moving so often you need to use quite a few drops with several going over babiy's face before you hit the target. Once it does go up the nose though it does work well as it dilutes any blockage so that they can then be wiped away. A sneeze from baby after the drops go in is also very handy for helping to clear things. It can be a bit messy and gross but it does help your child breath and feed much easier so it is worth using.
Nasosal for children is a nasal decongestant. It is widely available in supermarkets, Boots and chemists and priced at £2.33 currently in Tesco.
Nasosal is a sterile saline solution available in a 10ml dropper bottle. It is suitable for babies (from newborn) and children.
The saline solution contains Sodium Chloride 0.9% w/w, Benzalkonium Chloride Solution 0.02% w/w, Water. The preservative Benzalkonium Chloride Solution enables the product to remain usable for up to 4 weeks.
You can use one or two drops in each nostril as needed, the directions are the same for babies and children.
I have used nasosal for clearing my son's blocked nose on a number of occasions over the past year. The first time I used it he was quite young (about 3months) so was quite easy to administer, but the next time I used it I found it harder as he kept moving his head as I tried to squeeze the drops in. This meant he ended up with a couple of drops in his eye and a couple of drops on his cheek!! Once it was actually in his nose I found that it was very effective in helping to clear his blocked nose.
Useful for the inevitable blocked nose in children especially young babies when other products arre not advised for use.
These are sterile saline solution to help clear a babies blocked nose when they have the snuffles. I got these when they were on special offer and I think I paid about £2.
Recently we have had cause to use them with our 6 month old daughter who has had her first full blown case of the sniffles.
I like the idea of these as I have heard the nasal aspirators (the ones that suck the snot out) can damage the delicate membrane in the nose.
They come in a little bottle with a built in dropper on the end, which is a great little device as you barely need to squueze the bottle to get a drop out. The main problam I have is getting my daughter to keep her head still long enough for me to get the drops in because as soon as she sees the bottle heading for her nose she starts shaking her head from side to side!
Once I do finally get a drop or two in it doesn't seem to bother her and we get a lovely stream coming from her nose that clears it out and we can easily just wipe it away.
I came across this in my local Boots store the other week..
My little boy has been so poorly lately with the most horrendous cold..He is only 18 weeks so as you can imagine he cant tell me whats wrong.Its a game of cat and mouse trying to find exactly what the problem is..
He has been suffering with the worst blocked nose you can imagine and if you think a baby uses their nasal passages to breath naturally..
So you can imagine when they get a cold and their nose becomes blocked it must be the same as taking one of their senses away from them..
I know on the market there are different products that ease blocked stuffy noses but if like myself you have a small child then you look for something that is the easiest to administer to them..
I have tried the drops and plug in vaporisers you can buy but this is not too harsh to the child and you get instant relief..You will be amazed how quick it actually works..
The product comes in a 10ml bottle with fingertip ease to give to babies..Nasosal gives instant relief to babies with colds.from some research done on the net there have been adult tests according to one site i have looked on that shows Nasosal also helps people with asthma, as they are able to breathe more easily once the congestion has been cleared.
Nasosal is safe to use from birth as it is only a sterile saline drop..It is the only licensed sterile drop available in the uk to date..
They cost £2.99
Dosage is 2 drops per nostril to clear congestion..
You may be wondering how you are actually meant to get the dosage you require into the baby's nose..The answer is very easy to be honest..
The dropper is basically the same size as a dropper ona bottle of drops that would be used for the eyes..
As long as baby is lying down then the dropper doesnt actually have to go right inside baby's nose obviously causing more discomfort.
You place the dropper just inside the nostril and squeeze
1 or 2 drops out then wait for a few seconds and whatever was obstructing the nasal passage will come down within a few seconds.
The drops work by softening whatever is blocking the passages therefore allowing it to flow from the nose..
I totally recommend this product to everyone..
Fantastic value for money and it does the job instantly
Nasosal Drops: nasal congestion relief / Sterile, safe and effective saline nasal drops / Fingertip control.