Childhood Diseases

Posted by: HMom | 2011-09-21


Cold / Allergy/ Virus?

Prof. my little girl, 2y8m, woke up on Sunday morning with a cold. Mucous was clear - I sprayed Sterrimar, blew all the mucous out then gave her Illiadin 2 x sprays each nostiril and also gave her Deselex 1ce daily (3ml) in the morning Sunday, Monday and Tuesday did the above treatment. She is sleeping ok bu when she wakes up her voice has the real congested factor..
This morning the mucous in her nose was green when i first blew it then clear when blowing after. She had a bit of pneumonia 3 weeks ago so i am just so afraid this is (as usual when she has cold) going to go to her chest. The doctor also with the above routine prescribed Besinol for her nose and this worked (with the above routine) wonders. I am just wondering though if the Deselex is necessary as she was prescribed it by the doctor as she had hives from penicillan in the Augmentin. What would you suggest? Thanks in advance for the great advice!!

Expert's Reply



Thank you. You are welcome.Your little daughter obviously is being troubled by a post nasal mucous drip problem. You have noticed that she has a green nasal discharge and this same mucous is running backwards down her throat and irritating her vocal cords.As this is an infection and not an allergy Deselex will not help. I am not keen on you using Betnesol nose drops as this is a powerful cortisone which is absorbed into the body from the nasal mucous membrane and is also only used for severe nasal allergy.The most likely cause of your daughter's problem is infected and enlarged adenoids. It would be worthwhile asking an ENT specialist to see her.In the meantime continue with the Sterimar at least twice a day.

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