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My ds has had a cold for about a week now. His colds always settle in his chest. He won't blow his nose. I can't force him to. I know it's keeping him from getting better cause he's always sucking it back into his throat. Sorry if tmi..<br><br>
Any suggestions? I have tried really hard to get him to blow his nose, he just won't do it.<br><br>
Anyone BTDT? I am giving sambucol, SA, and CLO.. at least he's taking that..<br><br>
thanks<br>
candis
 

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Count your blessing that he is taking the SA etc. I wish my little grandson would take it right now. He is so miserable with a cold.<br><br>
As for your child not blowing his nose, it has nothing to do with how quickly he will heal. He sucks it back into his throat and from there it's got nowhere to go but into his belly. And from there it goes out, too. It just takes a different route. <b>Whether he blows or swallows makes no difference.</b> It does not go into his chest or lungs.<br><br>
He'll do it eventually all by himself, I promise. Right now he won't do it because you want him to so badly.<br><br>
He is practicing autonomy and wants that to be respected. LOL
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Hi All<br>
My ds has had a cold for about a week now. His colds always settle in his chest. He won't blow his nose. I can't force him to. I know it's keeping him from getting better cause he's always sucking it back into his throat. Sorry if tmi..<br><br>
Any suggestions? I have tried really hard to get him to blow his nose, he just won't do it.<br><br>
Anyone BTDT? I am giving sambucol, SA, and CLO.. at least he's taking that..<br><br>
thanks<br>
candis</div>
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my family dr said that when children are taught how to blow their noses they often can't do it correctly, and end up being worse. so she told me not to teach dd to blow her nose until she was ready. don't worry about it. as a child i hated to blow my nose, even when i was very congested.
 

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my son is nearly 3 1/2 and he literally cannot blow his nose- he can't seem to understand how to do it. He always sucks it back in instead.
 

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<b>Very good point.</b><br><br>
Kids often blow the snort right up into their ears because of the position of the eustachian tubes at this age.
 

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Ds absolutely refuses to use a tissue to blow his nose & always has; however, he will use a soft towel, a handkerchief, or my shirt <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Is it possible that a tissue is irritating him? That was the case with mine (cornstarch on tissues). Also, I agree with the pp's who say it won't hurt him to swallow it. Might take longer to get it all out of his head/chest area that way, but it will go into his stomach & not his lungs. Once it gets to the stomach, it's gone <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Thank you all for your responses. Poor guy. He is miserable. Hope he feels better soon. I won't bug him about the nose blowing.<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy">
 

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My ds will not attempt nose-blowing either. I am glad he will wipe his own nose, now. It's a bonus if it isn't on my t-shirt. I have some t-shirt rags I give him when he has a cold. He won't wipe his nose on his own shirt because that would be yucky <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> .
 
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