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Nose blowing

(8 Posts)
AJBCC65 Wed 05-Feb-14 22:23:55

My 6 year old is completely unable to blow his nose to any effect - result being he gets full of catarrh and can't shift it?

Can anyone offer any advice please?


DontWannaBeObamasElf Thu 06-Feb-14 08:55:06

Would saline nasal spray help?

cardamomginger Thu 06-Feb-14 08:59:09

I don't have any advice, I'm afraid. But I remember being exactly the same at his age. I was scared to blow my nose. Has he said why he won't?

absolutelygutted Thu 06-Feb-14 20:24:23

My DD is 7 and struggles with nose blowing. We use Otrivine children's nose drops when she has a heavy cold.they are fab and give her a much better night's sleep?

AJBCC65 Fri 07-Feb-14 01:56:44

Thanks for your response, no he just hates the sensation I think.

AJBCC65 Fri 07-Feb-14 01:57:36

Thank you - I shall be getting some ASAP..

Monty27 Fri 07-Feb-14 02:00:46

DS has always been the same and he's 18 now. I think they just don't like it. and I'm not keen on it myself but I do it in private

Blueuggboots Fri 07-Feb-14 02:44:27

My son stuck a play mobile coin up his nose, and rather than suffer the embarrassing of taking him to the GP or a&e, I just pressed one nostril and told him to blow it out.
So now, I just tell him to pretend he's got a coin up his nose when he's snotty. grin

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