How to help baby in the event of nasal congestion?

Babies cannot yet blow their noses to get rid of excess mucus or mucus that is not being properly eliminated. We need to help them eliminate it in order to restore normal breathing and limit the risk of infections. Since they are so young, medicines should only be used in babies when strictly necessary. Experts recommend nasal cleansing in addition to treatment. By moistening the nasal passages and enhancing mucociliary clearance, this promotes the elimination of nasal secretions. As a result, it unblocks the baby's nose, makes it easier for him to breathe and limits contact of pathogens with the nasal mucosa. It can also often be used alone and has demonstrated its efficacy. If symptoms of congestion persist for more than a few days, consult your doctor or paediatrician.


When baby's nose is blocked, his breathing becomes noisy. He will breathe through his mouth to compensate, but this prevents him from feeding at the same time as breathing and often makes feeding more difficult. What's more, the air does not undergo optimum cleaning, heating and moistening before it reaches the lungs. These consequences of nasal congestion are a common source of concern for parents.
Several teams of researchers have studied the effect of nasal cleansing, with or without the use of a nasal aspirator, on these symptoms. Their studies demonstrate that the use of PHYSIOMER:

  • Improves breathing by 45%;
  • Reduces the risk of ENT complications (ear infections and bronchiolitis) by 75%.