Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Desiree Nash | 2011-07-27

Q.

Allergies/post nasal

My 2y4m daughter develops a post nasal cough every 10 days (approx), she had grommets fitted 2 weeks ago as she was getting recurrent ear infections. We suspect the post nasal is due to allergies, but we have had her tested and it all came back negative. We have now started a process of elimination, first cutting out all dairy to see what is causing the problem.

She is currently on Deselex every day and has been prescribed Celestamine before for her post nasal drip.

What, in your opinion could be causing this and what would a solution be?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This does not appear to be an allergic problem. Your daughter has tested negative to common allergens. Milk was probably included so keeping her on a milk free diet is unlikely to help. Is your daughter at a creche? I ask this because she appears to be getting repeated upper respiratory infections.With your daughter's history of ear infections plus a post nasal drip it is likely that she has enlarged and infected adenoids. Your daughter shoud see the ENT specialist again.The ENT specialist must decide whether her adenoids are enlarged and whether she needs to have them removed.

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