Treating baby during a cold and rhinopharyngitis


With around 6 million cases diagnosed annually in children under 7, the “common cold” is very aptly named… Which also means that your child is unlikely to avoid it. Generally treated as rhinopharyngitis, the cold often is a result of viral infection. It is associated therefore with rhinitis (inflammation of the nasal mucous membrane), and pharyngitis (inflammation of the pharynx – the back wall of the throat). In addition to showing symptoms of a blocked and runny nose, your baby may also be experiencing a sore throat and have a husky or nasal sounding voice.

why take action ?

During a cold just a small amount of mucus can block your baby’s tiny nostrils. To help baby to breathe clearly you should begin a daily cleansing routing for his or her little nose, because babies under 6 months breathe almost exclusively through the nose. Every day, as with treating a cold, it is important to cleanse the nose regularly and to repeat as many times as necessary to clear away excess secretions. With a runny or blocked nose, your baby will have difficulty feeding and sleeping. 


  • Baby’s nose is blocked and runny
  • Baby has red eyesTreating baby during a cold
  • Fever is moderate, under 38°C
  • Your baby has a red throat and/or moderate cough
  • Baby is irritable and unsettled, wakening several times at night
If you identify these signs, do remember that the advice of a doctor is always essential to confirm a diagnosis.


After a 2 to 5 day incubation period on average, the first stage of rhinopharyngitis manifests itself in the swelling of the nasal mucous membrane and the feeling of a blocked nose: this is a dry cold. Then comes the wet phase when the nose runs clear at first, possibly becoming yellow or green.
In babies under 3 months it is advisable to see a doctor immediately.  For older babies it is recommended to seek medical advice:

  • If fever is over 38°C and/or if fever lasts longer than 48h
  • If your baby rubs the ears
  • Your baby loses appetite, has difficulty eating and drinking
  • Swollen glands appear in the neck and nape of the neck
  • If the child has difficulty breathing
A poorly treated cold can lead to complications.


From baby’s first cold, PHYSIOMER Baby Mist is the best adapted nasal spray for cleansing delicate noses, from birth until the age of 2. In effect, PHYSIOMER Baby is the only entirely natural nasal spray, containing 100% seawater, free from preservatives and with a physiological pH. An effective cold treatment, you can use it in total confidence for your baby’s nose.
In case of a cold, a blocked or runny nose, PHYSIOMER Baby Mist gently cleanses, soothes and restores baby’s breathing. Clinical studies prove that PHYSIOMER Baby Mist significantly reduces symptom severity and helps to speed recovery: in colds, PHYSIOMER Baby improves breathing by 45% as well as improving the child’s overall wellbeing.
Developed from research, the specially designed bottle guarantees the product inside will remain sterile as well as preserving the natural, mineral richness of PHYSIOMER. Cleverly designed, the soft textured comfort tip has been created especially for sensitive little noses. And PHYSIOMER BABY contains no gas propellant ensuring a fine, gentle spray helping your child to accept nasal cleansing.
To help you to soothe your baby at any time, PHYSIOMER Baby is also available in single dose format, practical to carry with you when you are out and about.


During colds or rhinopharyngitis, it may prove useful to finish baby’s nasal cleansing with the PHYSIOMER Nasal Aspirator. A suction device that helps to remove nasal secretions effectively, easily and hygienically, PHYSIOMER Nasal Aspirator is recommended for heavier colds, to decongest and to restore baby’s breathing. The ultra-soft, flexible tip has been designed by paediatricians to adapt to baby’s delicate nose for the greatest comfort. For your baby’s health and protection, the PHYSIOMER Nasal Aspirator is free from bisphenol A, phthalates and does not contain PVC.