My youngest has been struggling from asthma attack for almost a week now. And when I say asthma attack, it seems like everything comes in a package: cold, dry cough and fever. Good thing, we have everything needed in the house in times like this. That, I always make sure of!


Vicks Vaporub is used every night rubbed on her sole with socks to prevent her from coughing. I have been doing this very effective and affordable remedy for years now.

Ventolin Nebules for her asthma, only when she really needed it. Someone told me that warm water and salt could replace the nebules/NSS, and could be given every 30 minutes. That’s what I have been giving since then, unless she couldn’t fight the attack anymore. Not to forget Allerkid (not in the picture), an anti-histamine.

NasoClear Nasal Spray, the newest addition in the household, another product of Unilab. I first used it when I suffered from allergic rhinitis just last week and learned (from the label) that kids can also take it.


As written in the instructions, I sprayed 2x in each of her nostrils before bedtime. It was actually easier to use than how I have shown and handled it in the picture, but because she’s a kid, I could feel the control of the spray when I hold it that way, minus the tilting of her head and covering the other nostril. With myself, I do it the usual way:

1.Tilt your head forward and breathe out. Hold the nozzle between your fingers and squeeze.
2.Spray the solution into one nostril while covering the other nostril.
3.Spray 2 times in each nostril in the morning and at night.


NasoClear Nasal Spray Indications:

  • Nasal congestion
  • Cold or flu symptoms
  • Nasal irritation due to pollen, dust mites, mold and pollution
  • Nasal allergies
  • Upper airway cough syndrome

At this moment, my 4 y/o is already recovering from nasal irritation. Here’s hoping that before we hit Poracay Resort next week, she’d be all well.

Mitch Carvalho

A full-time home-based Marketing Manager by day, 24/7 Mom, and a Blogger at any time. I’m 43 and proud. Mom of Derelle & Erchelle, sharing my adventures as I walk through motherhood and having to do most things on my own while my Indian national husband works miles away from home.