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Your doctor may suggest that you use salt water (saline) to wash mucus from your child's nose and sinuses. This simple remedy can help relieve symptoms of allergies, sinusitis, and colds. Most children notice a little burning sensation in the nose the first few times the solution is used, but this usually gets better in a few days.
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if your child is having problems. It's also a good idea to know your child's test results and keep a list of the medicines your child takes.
Watch closely for changes in your child's health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if your child has any problems.
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Current as of: December 2, 2020
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
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