Sneezing is common for most people, but it can be severe for babies.
If your baby is sneezing, it’s important to know when it’s time to visit the doctor for this uncomfortable but harmless symptom.
Today we will discuss the reasons why a newborn sneezes and how to make it stop.
A sneeze can be a result of many reasons. Sneezing is good for newborns because it shows that the nervous system is working correctly. This is because sneezing is a reflex controlled by the nervous system.
Newborns sneeze a lot because they have a small nasal passage as compared to adults and need to clean their nasal more often than adults.
They sneeze to get rid of smoke, dust, mucus, air, and bad smell. Newborns also use the mouth as part of breathing during their development which sometimes contributes to sneezing.
Sometimes it can be more than a sneeze but you need to understand that babies use sneezing as a natural defense system against germs. Sneezing clears out germs and diseases before harming the newborn.
Sneezing also can be a sign of sickness. In some cases, sickness can be a result of a condition called neonatal abstinence syndrome.
The overall incidence of neonatal abstinence syndrome in the states has increased by almost 300% from 1999-to 2013. This increase has grown steadily over years. If a baby has neonatal abstinence syndrome, they are essentially experiencing withdrawal syndrome that the mother used during pregnancy.
This includes drugs such as alcohol, heroin, cigarettes, and other types of drugs.
Is there any treatment for newborn sneezing
There is no treatment for newborn sneezing it is normal. Unless under a severe condition that’s when you should visit the doctor.
However, many times sneezing occurs as a result of allergies. Some of the common stimuli are dust, fumes, and chemicals.
Do newborn sneezing patterns indicate a medical problem?
Yes, if the newborn sneezes a lot, you should take them to the hospital for a check-up. But first, make sure that there isn’t dust or a bad atmosphere. Never use oils that have high perfumes. The baby may be allergic to those products.
Symptoms of cold for a newborn?
Common symptoms in babies include:
Scratchy throat which you may not be able to tell.
Stuffy running nose
Fever e.g with temperatures of 38.00 degrees centigrades
Struggle during breathing.
If the newborn has these signs and symptoms, you should take him or her to the hospital for a check-up
Newborn sneezing is something that should be considered serious when it persists. Always keep an eye on your newborn baby to detect any kind of change.
However, newborn sneezing is normal, especially for a newborn, because it acts as a defensive mechanism. It gets rid of dust and other forms of chemicals.
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