April 20, 2009

The Perfect Nasal Bulb Suction and Aspirator for Infants and Small Children

Regardless of the cause of a snotty nose in a young child, it is recommended that parents use a saline spray or saline bullets to the nose followed by nasal bulb suctioning as often as 3 times a day. The problem is finding the perfect nasal suctioning device with the following characteristics:

• Make sure the nasal tip is rounded to prevent nasal trauma no matter how firmly you push against your child's nose
• Make sure you can see into the bulb to ensure adequate suctioning as well as to know when it needs to be cleaned
• Make sure it can be taken apart for cleaning

There are TWO devices that we found meet these criteria illustrated below. We also sell them in our office!

This nasal bulb suction is a regular nasal bulb suction. Note the rounded tip, clear window to see into the bulb, as well as the fact that it can be taken apart (the blue bulb can be separated from the clear plastic).

Nasal bulbs can be purchased from Amazon.com. This particular nasal bulb suction is sold in our office for $12.

This device uses suction produced by the parent in order to remove nasal drainage. Just like the nasal bulb, it has a rounded tip, clear plastic, and can be taken apart for cleaning.

This Nosefrida Nasal Aspirator can be purchased from Amazon.com. Sold in our office for $15.

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Dr. Christopher Chang is a private practice otolaryngology, head & neck surgeon specializing in the treatment of problems related to the ear, nose, and throat. Located in Warrenton, VA about 45 minutes west of Washington DC, he also provides inhalant allergy testing/treatment, hearing tests, and dispenses hearing aids.

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