Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Edie | 2011-11-24


Nasal drip


The other day you wrote that babies under 2 should not be given Telfast. My 8 month old was prescribed a mixture of mucospect and celestamine. Should I feel comfortable in giving him this? If not, what would you prescribe? I think he has an allergy and has a persistent nasal drip, which upsets his stomach. I use a saline nose spray and only use illiadin when necessary.


Expert's Reply



I cannot imagine why your baby of only 8 months was given a prescription for a very strong and long lasting cortisone medicine like Celestamine.This should be stopped. Mucospect is safe if given in the correct dose. This medicine helps to thin mucous and make it easier to cough up. Only use the saline nose spray or drops as this is the safest form of treatment for babies with blocked noses. Iliadin should not be used for longer than 5 days.

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