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Dried crusties in his nose, how to get them out?

I have a 2 yr old that has had a lil cold a now his nose is full of crust. I have tried the sucker thing, q-tips, nose spray and he hates them all. Do i just let them alone or help him out he's always pullin on his nose.

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Asked by gavinsmoma at 10:17 PM on Sep. 17, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • i just pick them out. i know its gross but it works - lol

    Answer by scooterpooter at 10:22 PM on Sep. 17, 2009

  • have you tried wetting the q-tips? if he wont let you use any, just tell him that its gonna stay in there until he lets you get it out. so if its bugging him, maybe after a lil while he'll let you try again, cuz its annoying.

    Answer by AmandaN1 at 10:23 PM on Sep. 17, 2009

  • my dd hates it but saline solution sprays work great. Just moistens it so you can get it out easier.. sometimes those crusty ones hurt! lol Or I take a warm wet washcloth and rub her nose, doesnt seem to hurt as bad.

    Answer by ashleyuc07 at 10:28 PM on Sep. 17, 2009

  • a warm washcloth, just squeeze his nose a little bit from the top, push down a bit and it should bring em out a bit so you can just wipe them off.

    Answer by vabchmommy at 10:28 PM on Sep. 17, 2009

  • Well, if it bothers him or hurts him, I usually just smear some vaseline on while he's sleeping - let it soften up. If he likes baths, you could see if he wants to wipe his own nose with a soft warm wash cloth. That's what my son usually does. I let him chill out in the bathtub and he splashes with his washcloth and since his nose bothers him often, he rubs it with the cloth.
    I also use "Boogie Wipes" they're a godsend. It has saline and aloe on them - they're essentially wet wipes, but they're super.

    Answer by K_Sawyer at 10:29 PM on Sep. 17, 2009

  • I second the pick it out method. Ug.

    Answer by 07upsydaisy at 10:30 PM on Sep. 17, 2009

  • If this is continuis I would probably go to a pulminary specialist to see if your child has allergies & needs some allergy medicine to help control it. My son has allergies & asthma they did a test on him & found he is allergic to 5 trees, cats , & feathers so he takes a liquid allergy med & it helps from his nose being bothered & I don't have to fight him so much just a thought hope to have helped. bye good luck

    Answer by butterflie83 at 10:41 PM on Sep. 17, 2009

  • Warm bath with lots of splashing. Works every time.

    Answer by benjamink at 10:45 PM on Sep. 17, 2009

  • oohh. I agree with boogie wipes! They are amazing! So soft and they smell good:) I actually have been using them this week for me haha.

    Answer by ashleyuc07 at 11:17 PM on Sep. 17, 2009

  • Hold a warm wet washcloth on there for a minute to get the crusties to soften, then wipe it off.

    Answer by DawnA72 at 11:31 PM on Sep. 17, 2009

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