3 Year Old with Stuffed up Nose All Year Long

Question by J. on 07/08/2009

I have a 3 year old daughter. After my friend met her she insisted to contact you for a help. My daughter was born in Denver Colorado USA (dry climate). She had eczema which is mostly gone. But she also has literally all year long stuffed and runny nose. First I thought she got cold but it never went away. She sneezes many times a day with huge amount of mucus coming out and blows her nose. Her nose seems itchy since she rubs it and she seems to be in a great discomfort. She cannot breathe with her nose and talks like she got cold. About a year ago we moved to Montreal Canada (humid climate) and it seems that it got worse. No allergy medications make any difference or better and doctors say that her condition is normal. If you could tell me what you think I would really appreciate that. Thank you for your time and help.

Replied by Ted (Bangkok, Thailand) on 07/08/2009

A simple remedy that seems to help reduce the runny nose and reduce some of the allergy that works in most people is the simple sea salt. A mild remedy such as putting 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt in one liter of drinking water when the person is having problem will usually go away in a day. Thereafter the sea salt is added at only 1/4 teaspoon per liter of drinking water for maintenance is helpful. For adult dose, and a quick remedy I have used between 1/2 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon in a cup of water, usually taken once, but is possible to take it again the next day to stop the runny nose. The cup of water with sea salt is drank, not put into the nose, which is a common mistake and often causes more runny nose if done that way.

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