Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Charmaine | 2010-04-20

Q.

Actifed for runny nose

Hi Doc,

My 2yr old son has been sick with flu/cold for the past 2 weeks, it mainly just affected his nose. So i have had him on antibiotics and actifed. He has finished the course of antibiotics and his nose still hasnt cleared up completely so iv carried on giving him actifed, but im a bit concerned that he has been on Actifed for almost 2 weeks now. What would you suggest? Should i carry on with the Actifed?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

I am not happy about you giving your little 2 year old son Actifed for longer than a few days. Only use safe saline nose drops such as Salex to clear his nasal muscous.

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