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Clinic introduction

Advice from a naughty teacher

runny nose in children

A runny nose can be divided into two types.


(1) “Mizuppana”

Clear to white runny nose.

It refers to a relatively clean, smooth discharge that is often seen even in a healthy state.

(2) “Aopana”

Pale yellow to green cloudy runny nose.

A messy, sticky discharge that often contains germs and viruses.


How do you deal with your child's runny nose?

For children who can "blow their nose" by themselves, please blow each nostril slowly and alternately. Be careful not to blow your nose too hard as this can put pressure on your ears and cause otitis media.

For children who do not blow their nose, use a commercially available "nasal aspirator" to suck slowly. At this time, if you inhale as hard as you can, the lumen of your nose will be blocked, and you may not be able to get rid of the mucus in the back, so be careful.

When you catch a cold, bacteria and viruses attach to the "water", so it gradually becomes "blue". "Aoppana" is sticky, so it's hard to remove. Then, it gradually becomes "sputum" and falls into the throat, resulting in a phlegm-related cough. Early consultation is recommended before this happens.

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