We hope you will find the answers to your questions and any doubts will be dispelled. If you have a question that is not answered on this page, please send mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org or klick to Facebokk sign.Thanks to the ear, nose and throat / ENT specialist and phoniater, Dr. Julianna Gellér, for her help.Frequently Asked Questions about the Baby Vac» Isn't it too drastic to clean a baby's nose with a vacuum cleaner ?No, it isn't. As the apparatus sucks with the help of the vacuum cleaner, but not with its strength. The apparatus adjusts itself. As the vacuum cleaner makes it possible to suck continuously, the secretion can be removed from all parts of the nose.» Isn't it painful to use the Baby-Vac? Isn't it unpleasant?Children usually don't like if somebody is picking their nose, but an ear-ache and other complications can be more serious. If the secretion is not removed properly with the help of the Baby-Vac these complications are more likely to develop.» Can the Baby-Vac used in case of infants?Yes, of course, mainly if the baby cannot breathe through its nose or if the nose is snuffled. When a baby can not breathe through its mouth, it can neither suck or sleep.» How often should the Baby-Vac be used?As often as the child snuffles or his/her nose needs to be blown.» Are there any side-effects of the Baby-Vac?No, there aren't. Similar to blowing your nose.» Is it necessary to use a vacuum cleaner/hoover?The secretion can not be removed from the nasal cavities, unless you have continuous suction.» Isn't the child afraid of the Baby-Vac?It depends on the child. Some of them are afraid at first, but later they get used to it. Some children even try to use it alone, but it's better if the parents use the apparatus.» Is the procedure sterile enough?The Baby-Vac doesn't need to be sterile. It's enough to sterilize the evacuator (A) by putting it into boiling water occasionally. If you use it continually it's enough to wash the whole apparatus with hot soapy water and then rinse it.
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» Why is the child coughing if he/she has not got a running nose?Paranasal sinuses open to upper part of the common nasal canals. Owing to anatomical reasons he secretion produced here may flow backwards more easily than towards the nostrils on the face.This secretion flowing to the pharynx makes the child cough. The younger the child is the shorter and straighter his/her pharyngotympanic tube is. Therefore the flowing secretion can be coughed into the middle ear, which may lead to its inflammation.A possible puncture of the ear or taking antibiotics can be prevented by the regular use of the Baby-Vac.Infants cannot breathe through their mouth, babies cannot suck if their noses are obstructed and this is why it is very important to keep their nasal cavity clear.