I mix lavendar, eucalyptus and peppermint essential oils with a bit of sweet almond oil (about 5-10ml of sweet almond oil and 1 drop of each of the essential oils) and rub that on my son's feet and chest (front and back) twice a day.
Also add a bit to the steamer (vapouriser) for overnight.
I don't think my little boy has gone a full week without being congested since his birth, poor thing.
The only thing that really works is Sterimar and using a nose frida (spelling? ) as often as necessary. I've sometimes done it as often as every 2 hours and it's the only thing that really really helps, because the stuff needs to come out!
I have a humidifier in his room every single night, but I don't know if it makes a real difference. I've used vaporiser drops in his bed and in the humidifier, but it makes no real difference. I use puma balm often but I never see a real improvement when I use it. It just makes him scream sometimes...and I wonder if it makes his eyes water. I put it on his chest, back and feet...but like I said, perhaps it helps if I use it along with everything else, but on it's own it does nothing significant.
If it gets really bad and he wakes up constantly because he can't breath or if he battles to feed, I use Illiadin, which works very very well, but you can only use that for max 7 days. I've used the sterimar for blocked noses on doctor's prescription, but it definitely does not work as well as the Illiadin. It is not effective at all if not used with suctioning.
Widget - sounds like he needs something to dry up his nose... our paed presribed Allergex syrup daily for my 8month old... If it doesnt dry up it ends up in the chest which is our biggest worry... Its an antihistamine... which is awesome for allergies and post-nasal drip...
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I have given him Allecet which is the same as Allergex, but doesn't cause drowsiness so he can get it during the day. It does help but also is not something I can do permanently. As soon as he has completed his course his congestion comes back again. Also whever he gets medicine it aggrivates his already severe reflux.