Childhood Diseases

Posted by: concerned mom | 2011-11-01


nose constantly running

Hi Doc,

My 3-year old daughter''s nose is constantly running for the past 3 weeks already. She does not have a fever or cough. I took her to the ENT last week, and he suggested that all she needed was rest (staying home from creche) and that antibiotics are not required. Unfortunately, staying at home from creche was not an option. I have since given her Allergix and she seems to be doing better, although the nose is still running. Do you have any advice for me please. Her cheeks also seem a bit inflamed (red spots around her nose).

Expert's Reply



it sounds as if your little girl has hayfever or certainly some kind of nasal allergy. She needs to be seen and treated by a paediatrician with experience in paediatric allergy.

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Posted by: cheryll | 2011-11-02

My twenty month old son visited the peadiatrician a month ago
and was treated for tonsilitis   ear infection and oral thrush however for the past month after the " episode"  his nose has been running - not during the day only from about sunset on into the evening.
He also has a cough in the evenings not severe   sounds more like an irritation. He wakes in the morning with pus sealing his eyes I have been alternating the following medication allergex deselex and coryx

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