Pros: Clears congestion when humidity and saline drops are not strong enough.
Cons: Chemicals to put in your child's nose.
Since fostering homeless cats and dogs, I have learned that MANY things we use for kids, have double lives and can be used to care for animals!
A few months ago, we had a kitten who could barely breathe, he had such a terrible upper respiratory infection. He had been on Clavamox, and though it was fighting the infection, it didn't so anything for the little guy's congestion! When I noticed he was really struggling to breathe, I called the emergency vet. Expecting to take him in to be seen, they told me first to try the LITTLE NOSES DECONGESTANT NOSE DROPS!
My husband went to the store and returned with the LITTLE NOSES. We put one drop in each nostril, and within minutes the kitten was breathing almost normally! I was so excited, since upper respiratory is no stranger to a cat/kitten rescue! It seems that every cat or kitten that comes in has some sort of cold!
Knowing what a great job the LITTLE NOSES DECONGESTANT NOSE DROPS did on that little kitten, I decided ot try it on my own cat, Jack. Jack came to my house, with his mother and litter mates, when he was only 3 weeks old. They were so sick, all 6 kittens, and the mother wasn't taking care of them. After about 7 weeks of fighting with stuffy noses and runny eyes, the vet said they were feline herpes positive. We fought hard at keeping all 6 kittens alive, and we had great success. Everyone but Jack and his brother, Zane, were adopted. I opted to keep them both since they were the sickest of them all, and unadoptable.
Jack and Zane are now 1.5 years old, and fairly healthy cats. Jack is perpetually stuffy, and sounds like a pug when he breathes. When I tried the LITTLE NOSE DECONGESTANT NOSE DROPS in Jack's nose, the result was immediate! Jack sneezed, then he inhaled and just looked surprised and happy!! He still sounded a bit congested, but nothing like what we have listened to for more than a year!
Jack now gets LITTLE NOSES DECONGESTANT NOSE DROPS a few times a day, and then before bed. Jack sleeps by my head, so I am sleeping better since we started Jack on LITTLE NOSES DECONGESTANT NOSE DROPS!
The LITTLE NOSES DECONGESTANT NOSE DROPS come in a soft plastic bottle. Each bottle contains 0.5 ounces, and has an orange label. Little Remedies also makes a saline nose drop bottled with a red label. The solution in the bottle is sterile. You administer the LITTLE NOSES DECONGESTANT NOSE DROPS into each nostril using the tip on the bottle. The application tip looks much like any bottle of eye drops. The tip should never actually touch the nostril of any child or pet, to ensure it is a sterile as possible.
Phenylephrine Hydrochloride 0.125% as a nasal decongestant
Dosage for children 2 to 6 years of age is 2 to 3 drops in each nostril, not more than every 4 hours. Under 2 years of age, consult your doctor.