Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Jill | 2009/01/23

Q.

recurring blocked nose and cold

Hi Doc, my 5 months old blocked nose and coughing is not getting any better, he has been like this for a month now, i use salex drops. Temperature normal, and he looks his normal happy self. He is due for a 6month check up in 2 weeks, should i take him to the paed?or wait for the two weeks? Thank you for all your advice.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It is not usual for a baby of this age to have a constantly blocked nose.He may have a problem such as enlarged adenoids causing this as he does not seem to respond well to the Salex drops. You can wait another 2 weeks before taking him to his paediatrician but be sure to mention this very persistent problem.

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