Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Illiana | 2009/02/27

Q.

Continuos cough &  blocked nose

My six month old baby was born two months premature. She was in NICU for 19 days after birth.

When she was discharged she had a runnuny nose and a bit of a cough. These symptoms have improved and worstened over time and from time to time i would take her to GP (diagnosed " kroep"  2 weeks ago) and / or the peadiatrician. She has had three courses of antibiotics over the six months and numerous cough syrups, but the cough and runny nose persists.

Kindly help me.

Regards,
Illiana

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The fact that your baby was born prematutrely and spent so long in the ICU at birth may be significant . She may have developed a problem with her lungs leading to these repeated infections. Her blocked nose is also of concern. Keep her nose clear by using Salex nose drops twice aday until her nose clears up. She should be seen by a paediatric pulmonologist [respiratory diseases expert] There are specialists in all the main centres in SA. Let me know where you live [city only] and I will recommend someone.

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Posted by: YM | 2009/03/12

Hi..

I had the exact same problem.. GP diagnosed baby with Croup... nothing helped.. took him to the pead and he admitted him right there and then with Bronchiolitis... He was in hospital for 2 days.. and is a healthy baby boy again...

You can use Iliadin Pead nose spray.. works wonders!!

Try Dr Tshigabe at Flora Clinic.. He is the BEST!!!

Good luck..

Reply to YM
Posted by: Illiana | 2009/03/04

Thank you for your reply. I would appreciate your recommendation. I am in Alberton, Mayberry Park.

Kind regards,
Illiana

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Posted by: Illiana | 2009/03/02

Thank you for your reply. I would appreciate your recommendation. I am in Alberton, Mayberry Park.

Kind regards,
Illiana

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