Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Dolly | 2010/03/12

Q.

itchy nostril

My little girl is 5 month and im having a problem with her itching nose and ear i did take her to the DR last Month and they didint gave me anything they said she is still young and its becoming worse especiallly at night.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It sounds as if your baby has an allergic problem of her nose. This is called allergic rhinitis. In babies of this age it may be caused by a food allergy. We do not want to use strong medicines for such a young baby so just use saline nose drops such as Salex in her nose.If she is on a formula feed it may help her to change to either NAN HA or to a soya formula such as Isomil and see if her nose gets better.

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