A Runny Nose. The Importance of Removing Stagnant Nasal Secretion
Toddlers suffer from runny noses six times a year on average. This means the inflammation of the sinuses in the nose, which is often viral. If it isn't treated properly the stagnant nasal secretion will eventually become a good substrate for bacteria. In this case the initial watery secretion becomes dense, which can cause respiratory disorders and complications.
To prevent or avoid discomfort and respiratory disorders the stagnant nasal secretion has to be removed first as it may lead to sinusitis, or be moved to the middle ear through coughing and cause middle ear infections. The bacteria from the mucus can also move from the pharynx to the bronchia and can cause bronchitis, laryngitis and pneumonia.
Older children are able to blow their noses, however infants and toddlers are not yet able to. Therefore the secretion has to be removed through suction.
Motor aspirators are available only in hospitals and access to these devices is limited. The secretion has to be removed as often as an adult blows out his/her nose.
The Arianna Baby-Vac provides a gentle suction but is strong enough to remove the mucus from deep inside the nose. It can be used safely on infants as well. Sucking doesn't hurt/harm the nasal mucus membrane. It has been fully tested clinically by international institutions such as the Medical University Vienna in Austria, the University Ulm Clinic in Germany.
The apparatus sucks out the secretion with the help of the vacuum and not with its full strength.
NB: If there is no discharge in the collecting cylinder when using the Baby-Vac, the procedure must be stopped. A cold lasting for more than a few days must be checked by a doctor for allergy, adenoids or any complications have to be excluded. Besides using the Baby-Vac nasal drops such as Saline nose drops is recommended to be used a few minutes before the suction and vitamins may be needed for the better results. Antibiotics are not required unless recommended by specialist.