Prevent baby’s cold


Complications of the common cold

The nasal cavities are lined with a mucous membrane communicating with the rest of the respiratory and auditory system: ears, sinuses, pharynx, larynx, bronchi and lungs.
They are the point of entry for viruses and bacteria that target the respiratory system. The mucous membrane has therefore developed its own defence mechanisms to avoid infections and their spread. Amongst these defence mechanisms, a baby’s still immature immune system is unable to play its full defensive role, which explains how babies and children are so often prone to colds, and even more so in environments such as day care and schools, where illnesses are easily spread.

Once cold viruses infect the nasal cavities they can spread if not prevented:
 
  • To the ear, leading to ear infections ;
  • To the sinuses, causing sinusitis;
  • To the throat, giving your child rhinopharyngitis or laryngitis;
  • To the bronchi and bronchioles where they can cause bronchitis or bronchiolitis
 
In addition to being directly responsible for causing certain complications, cold viruses can weaken the mucous membrane leaving it more susceptible to certain bacteria, at the cause of further complications. These are known as secondary bacterial infections.

 

Why and how to prevent them ? 

In the first few months of life a baby breathes almost exclusively through the nose, allowing the child to breathe and feed at the same time. Any blockage or congestion in the nose causes difficulty breathing, feeding and sleeping. Should the cold then lead to complications these difficulties become even harder for your baby to deal with, which in turn causes further distress for parents too. It is therefore vital to prevent colds and further complications wherefore possible.
 
Preventive measures depend largely on good basic hygiene:

  • Regularly wash your child’s hands. Babies have a tendency to frequently put their hands in their mouth, nose and eyes, the best means of ensuring contamination!
  • Frequently wash toys (including soft toys).
  • Ask those who come into contact with your baby to wash their hands and to cover their mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing, when they have a cold.
  • Avoid smoking around your baby. Indeed, passive smoking weakens the mucous membrane leaving it more vulnerable to infections.
  • Finally, because babies cannot yet blow their nose, you need to ensure their good nasal hygiene.


PHYSIOMER, your ally in the prevention of colds and other complications

PHYSIOMER products offer you a practical, reliable, gentle and effective solution for your baby’s nasal cleansing. They can help you to ensure you baby’s good nasal hygiene, preventing colds and other complications. PHYSIOMER solutions act on several levels:

  • By humidifying the nasal cavities, PHYSIOMER protects the mucous membrane from drying out, often a problem in overheated homes during the winter period. This dryness does not cause your baby discomfort but leaves the mucous membrane more vulnerable to infection.
  • PHYSIOMER hydrates nasal secretions and facilitates natural clearance.
  • It increases the movement of tiny hairs that cover the surface of the nasal cell, helping to clear away mucus that has trapped impurities and potential pathogens. Faster clearance means less risk of developing a cold.
  • It helps to reduce inflammation in the nose. This is of particular relevance in the case of colds because it is known that symptoms are partly linked to the inflammatory response mechanism.
  • It helps to repair mucous membrane cells that have been damaged by the cold virus, which then builds resistance to other pathogens.
 
PHYSIOMER’s efficacy has been proven in numerous clinical studies, including one study carried out in 390 children regularly using PHYSIOMER

  • Used in the prevention of colds and further complications, PHYSIOMER cuts the number of colds by half and reduces the risk of ENT complications (ear infection and bronchiolitis) by 75%.
  • It reduces the need for medication:
  • to reduce fever (9% versus 33% use for children who did not benefit from nasal cleansing with PHYSIOMER);
  • to fluidify mucus (9% versus 37%);
  • antibiotics (4% versus 21%).

 

Preventing your baby from catching a cold also protects from complications that disturb breathing, feeding and sleep. PHYSIOMER is a reliable, natural and effective solution to take care of your baby’s nose.