Frequently Asked Questions about the Baby-Vac
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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 strong 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.
Thanks to the ear, nose and throat / ENT specialist and phoniater, Dr. Julianna Gellér, for her help.