Infectious diseases in children are often very difficult, since the child does not have good immunity. In addition, it is difficult for him to find a safe medicine, even from a mild cold. Pediatricians often prescribe nazivin to children - a vasoconstrictor drug designed to stop active discharge from the nasal passages. But can he cure a cold, and will it not make the child worse?
"Nazivin" children: instructions for use
The active ingredient of the drug is oxymetazoline hydrochloride, whose concentration ranges from 0.01% to 0.05%. Form release - drops and spray, up to 10 ml. The dosage is chosen depending on the age of the child: children under the age of one - “Nazivin” 0.01%, children under 6 years of age - “Nazivin” 0.025%. After allowed to use "Nazivin" 0.05%.
- The main focus of the drug is a kind of "freezing" and vasoconstriction, as a result of which the discharge from the nasal cavity stops, and the degree of swelling of the mucous membrane decreases. In addition, "Nazivin" has a mild antibacterial effect, as a result, helps prevent the occurrence of complications of respiratory tract infections.
The effectiveness of the tool is quite high: the primary result can be seen after 3-5 minutes, it lasts up to 12 hours. However, there is no prolonged effect from the use of Nazivin, therefore it cannot become the main component of therapy.
- Indications for the use of Nazivin in children are rhinitis and sinusitis in any form, including acute, as well as estahiitis and otitis media. A one-time use of the agent for vasoconstriction during an ENT examination is possible.
- Contraindications other than individual intolerance to the components called atrophic rhinitis, as well as glaucoma. In newborns (up to the 5th week), the drug is used only under the supervision of a physician.
The use of "Nazivin" must comply with the instructions: the dosages indicated for each age are common, and for the first use it is recommended to reduce them by 30-50% to check the child's reaction.
- Infants younger than 4 weeks and premature babies doctors advise no more than 1 drop, up to 3 times a day. The concentration of the solution is 0.01%.
- Children under one year old - no more than 2 drops, up to 3 times a day. The concentration of the solution is 0.01%.
- Children up to 6 years old - no more than 2 drops up to 3 times per day. The concentration of the solution is 0.025%.
- Children over 6 years old are allowed to use 2 drops up to 3 times per day. The concentration of the solution is 0.05%.
The vials of the drug are supplied with a pipette, so dosing problems usually do not occur. The duration of the course should not exceed 5 days, unless otherwise provided by the treatment regimen prescribed by the doctor.
It is noteworthy that the "Nazivin" can be used not through instillation, but by wetting a cotton swab (the same dosage), which is rubbed by the nasal passages. Introducing a tampon for a long time is prohibited.
"Nazivin" for babies: reviews of parents and pediatricians
Most young parents are extremely positive about the drug, especially emphasizing the fact that the analogues of Nazivin are much weaker. The opinion of pediatricians is not so clear: they pay attention to the fact that the drug does not have a therapeutic effect and should not be used unless absolutely necessary.
- Olga: We resort to Nazivin, but extremely rarely. The drug works well, does stop strong nasal discharge, but it cures the problem, but does not eliminate it. Therefore, as soon as the active runny nose begins, we proceed to the washing with saline or salt water, and overnight we bury the Nazivin, literally 1 drop in each nasal passage.
- Pauline: I was constantly treated with traditional medicine in my childhood, but the process was so long that for my child I still chose "chemistry". As a result, when the daughter (4 months) got sick with rhinitis, we immediately refused washing and bought drops. "Nazivin" was acquired in conjunction with "Vibrotsilom", to facilitate sleep - for 5-6 hours. Its action is enough, then drip again. The baby does not wake up because of a clogged nose, and I sleep better.
Summing up, it should be said that Nazivin, like vasoconstrictor agents similar to it, with long-term use can contribute to the development of medical rhinitis, as well as cause hyperemia. However, with strict adherence to instructions, it does not cause adverse reactions even in the smallest.