Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Lee | 2008/06/12

Q.

4 yr old always has a messy nose!!! Why?

Hello. My domestic workers son is 4 years old and has permanently got a snotty nose. I have a 3.5 yr old nephew and 2.5 yr old niece and they have snot sometimes, but it's clear at least. His nose has always got that thick yellow snot (I'm sorry I'm being so disgusting) I'm just worried that there is something wrong with him. It's been like this for at least a year, if not, longer. Is this normal? What could this be from?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This infected nasal discharge could be as a result of chronically infected and enlarged adenoids. She must take her son to be seen by an ENT specialist. It would be best to take him to one of the large teaching hospitals with a paediatric ENT department.

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