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Can You Suck Catarrah Out your Child's Nose With Your Mouth?

Hi everyone,

I have seen a lot of scenes where a child has Catarrh and the mother or father sucks it out with their mouths. Personally, I don't think it's something I can do.

Is there no other way of removing catarrh from a childs nose who cannot yet blow his nose?

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If u are a compassinate parentL by the time u see ur child gasping for breath, u will do it sharp sharp.

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OMG WHAT A NASTY TOPIC

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i thot i will never have to do it till i got married, blessed with a child and i have being doing it ever since. My daughter is very cranky when she has a cold if her mum is not around i have to suck up her nostril

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of course, why not..mothers , do it out of unconditional love for the child... i can do it for my children, if i have to... no big deal.

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I personally dont see anything wrong with it. I do it to other infants that are not mine. Cleaned my daughter's nose that way till she could help herself & now my son too. Thou my wife gets irritated by it she has gotten used to it & anytime i am @ home and my boy needs his nose cleaned, she beckons on me 2 come help out.

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wd u rather watch ur baby struggl to breath! african tech or not, its d best way so far to clear a baby's nostrils, dias nothg dirty abt it!

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It happens a lot but it i think it is a dirty thing to do.

There should be more decent ways to do it.

There may be no harm in sucking it anyway but its a crude system.

The mothers say that is the only way to clear the whole mucus from the baby's nostrils at a go.

African technology is it!

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My brother I will do it till the child can help himself.

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http://familylifeguide.blogspot.com/2012/03/teaching-kids-to-make-good-choices.html

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when your litte baby of a few months who cannt do anything for herself

has catarh and a blocked nose

and you are alone in the house with this very uncomfortable and cranky and sick baby

then we can have this discussin again

on whether you would releive the child by sucking/clearing her nostrils so that both of you can relax or you would leave her to suffcate on her own mucus

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Lwkmd 4 here o! Its been really funny reading all ur comments. Buh evn though its yucky,ders nothing wrong wt it! Av seen it done n wud do it 4 my baby if need be. Afterall we kiss pple whos oral hygeine,we do nt knw!

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My wife does it all the time for our babies until they are mature enough to do it themselves

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Yep! i did it for all my children, no biggie! It helps in clearing the nasal congestion faster and make them breathe well, and stop the crying, by

the time they reached 4years, they could blow it out themselves with my help, but if there is a stubborn catarh that refused to come out, mommy is on

the rescue mission!.#laughing# really, it is not nasty as you think, just quickly spit it out and rinse your mouth. ahahahhhaa. believe me, it's a life

saver atimes. Children can sleep peacefully, and a mother can get her winks.

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Have you ever seen a sucton bulb for infants.

Release pressure on the bulb slowly to suction the mucus out of your baby's nose. Remove the bulb syringe and then squeeze it forcefully over a tissue to expel the mucus collected from your baby's nose.

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/278198-how-to-remove-mucus-from-the-nose/#ixzz1oMxux21S

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That is gross.

This is what you do.

Take your mouth and blow into the child's mouth and mucus then shoots out the nose. I watched it being done over and over.

Take your mouth and blow very fast and hard into the child's mouth - the child will cry but mucus shoots out of the nose.

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No i can not cos its gross ,there are other ways to suck of baby mucus without using my mounth .

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I use the chicco nasal aspirator kit. Its just N1,500

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this is the grossest thing anyone can do, im about to throw up just reading this thread, ewww

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I never seen anyone suck mucus out of the nose. I saw a lady pinch her baby nose and blow into his mouth and mucus came out the nose.

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What of kiss of life ? You probably regret it later when you see the child gasping for breath.

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my dear when you are a mother and you see your child is about to choke because of a nose blokeage, you wiill need not be told twice to suck it out. i use to feel the same way but now i can do it again and again without blinking an eye.anything for my angels

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LOL at dyson cleaner, stopped doing it cos i don't trust myself, besides i'm scared if i do it gently gently, before you know it, one more suck and the phlegm would end up at the back of my own throat, making me vomit it straight out all over the baby, eurrgh, lol

Once my baby couldn't sleep, i woke his Dad up to do it and the look of horror on his face was like WTF and if turned so red, i thought he was hyperventilating cos him be half-oyinbo,i had to pacify him and convinced him it was just like doing CPR, to save the baby.

Now he's a pro at it, and would never let me hear word about it, i guess the bit about him being a saviour did wonders for his ego.

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If i could, i would, but i tried it once or twice and panicked because it felt like i was sucking his brains out instead.

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mothers r expected 2 do this.

i dont know if i can. (i seriously doubt it)

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What is wrong with that? This is Africa for crying out loud.

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Suck mcus out, so what?

I used to think I never would be able to until I had my baby recently. Initially the 'waiting' couple next door used to take turns to do it until shame catch me one day and I had to bring myself to doing it and (though my husband makes fun of me and the naughty little one also laughs at me) it has become part of me. So let the unmarried ladies never say NEVER!

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At bedtime bath if my babies had a heavy cold and struggling to breathe propertly I would do this, then spit and rinse my mouth out quick, then with care leave some menthol drops on their vest front to make inhale when they go to sleap and help clear them. Not nasty done for love.

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@Topic.

Yes and I did.

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Yes, i will do it without thinking 2ce, that is my child we talking about . . . . .how kool do i wanna look, when i cant do such.

How about when the child put something in his or her nose, wont u suck it out?

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Mucus what's the big deal? Ve done for countless of children but blood related

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umm, let every intending mother beware o, u'll have to do it at one point or the other if ur baby has catarrh.

I use to say I couldn't do it but when my mum left and my husby was not around, I just had to do it! I almost threw up though but then the feeling passed and today, its no big deal for me at all.

so long the baby has catarrh and cannot blow his/her nose, u've got to do it!

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I've just done it for my 14mth old daughter and I've done several times before for her and my little cousin. When you have a child that's struggling to breathe or can't eat simply because of a blocked nose you wouldn't think 2ce. I end up catching a cold when she has it which I think must be due to my sucking their noses with my mouth. But I'd do it over and over again. And those infant nose suckers just don't work or at least the one's I've tried.

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i will do it for my baby,we are are taking about yourself,as long as your baby is your blood,you should not find anything irrating.

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If i have to yes but i hope i would never have to do it

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hell no!, why not suction the dam! thing out

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I cant try that for anything in the world,

Jokes apart,that stuff is very disgusting n

most mothers should be very careful cos i've

heard heard a rumour that has to do with

sucking the mucus out, n mistakenly,the mother

sucks out the BRAIN out with the mucus.

Sincerly speaking my people that stuff isn't a good idea.

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I think what people who do it are saying is "they are ready to do so and even more if they have to" and moreover, if the vacuum is not ready at hand what do you do?

That's the way it is. You do not begin the day by saying I am going to suck mucus from my baby's nose today.

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It is definitely not the only way to suck out mucus, I was only honestly answering the question. Yes I can and I have.

If you do not do it, it does not mean you do not love your child. Just my opinion

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Yes I can---I did it for my brother.

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naa. . . just let the child become a vegetable cause you can't put up with three minutes of gross

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No biggie! Sucked out mucus several times for my two, especially when they were babies. Babies and toddlers cannot blow their noses, so if you don't want to watch your child suffocate or choke, you do it without thinking. So I suck and spit out, until the nose is clear of mucus. My husband usually cringes in the corner!! The mucus is actually the least of it. I've been covered with poo more times than I can count. Once, it shot out straight from my colicky, gassy baby right into my face. The joys of motherhood! What can we say!

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@tpia

Well said. Just as some of the west have their wierd culture and practices.

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