Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Candice | 2011-08-10

Q.

Post nasal drip

Hello. My 2 year old has this constant nasal drip. I have used the Iliadin nasal spray, which helps but it can only used it for 5 days then the nasal drip and cough start all over again. It is especially bad at night, in the day the mucus is clear. Can you pleae advise what i can used on a regular basis to clear it up?

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

You should use a saline nasal spray for your son. Try Sterimar Children's nasal spray which must be used twice a day.

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Posted by: Lalicia | 2011-08-22

Hi Doc
My daughter is 15 months old and in a Creche. She has been sick on and off all year, ranging from URT infections, bronchitis to pneumonia a month ago.

For the last 4 weeks since her recovery she''s had a post nasal drip that won''t go away resulting in a dry cough that keeps her out of her sleep. I have used Sterimar non-stop, and Illiadin 5 days on and 5 days off. Out of desperation I started using Deselex cause Allergex had no effect, to try stop the nose. The cough started getting bad over the weekend, so I started giving Berotec that my paed. normally prescribes. Took her to the paed. this morning and she is on antibiotics now for bronchitis.

My question is what more can one do so stop the runny nose that seemed to have caused the cough? The nasal sprays just treat the symptoms, not the cause? Is a post-nasal drip fairly normal in winter/creche or should I have gone back to the paed. sooner? Could the Deselex have caused the bronchitis by thickening the mucus? If so, what else then can one do? My husband and I both suffer from sinus, so could she just have inherited it? I really want to understand the cause and how to treat the post nasal drip correctly to avoid costly trips to the paed. and to bring relief. Can you help me?

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