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Babies & Children

We suffer from nasal congestion whenever our blood vessels and tissues in the nasal cavity are filled with too much fluid.

While it is usually an annoying situation for older children and adults, in the case of infants, nasal congestion can be serious because it may disrupt their feeding. It is also very annoying for the sleep of younger children. 

Viral and, less commonly, bacterial infections of upper respiratory tract (URTI) and allergies are usual causes of nasal obstruction and runny nose in infants and children. Sometimes a congested and runny nose can be caused by irritants such as tobacco smoke and car exhausts, resulting to what is called non-allergic rhinitis or vasomotor rhinitis. Whenever children or infants have nasal congestion that is accompanied by fever, thick, yellow mucus, severe cough or ear pain, the situation might be more serious and you should immediately contact a doctor.

Babies & Children


for comforting a child with a stuffy nose

For children and babies, the use of saline solutions for a nasal congestion may reduce URTI symptoms by helping to eliminate excess mucus, reducing congestion thus contributing to a better breathing. The use of isotonic and hypertonic saline solutions is a safe supportive aid and may help to avoid or delay the use of medications (antihistamines, decongestants, antibiotics and corticosteroids) during the treatment of URTIs.

Some other tips for comforting a child with a stuffy nose are:

  • encourage the child to drink more water and
  • place a rolled-up towel or a pillow beneath the top part of toddler's mattress
  • teach it how to blow its nose
//Use saline solutions


Try Delmar Isotonic, Delmar Sensitive and Delmar Panthenol on children since birth.

Delmar Hypertonic on children over 2 years old and

Delmar Fresh on children over 6 years of age to help clean out their noses and breathe normally.