Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Minki | 2011-02-01

Q.

Upper respitory infections in toddler - longish!

Hi Doctor

My lg is now 2.7 years old. We have always battled with upper respitory infections especially since last year Julywhen she started chreche. Her adenoids and tonsils were removed in August and the infections are far better (no need for antibiotics so often - only had 1 course for a sinus infection since then) but frequent. She gets a cold and it almost always gives her sinus problems and coughs(clear pleghm). I have now put her on Respitron - do you have any views about it? I have started AP Loratadine 5 ml in the evenings and also use sterimar during the day. She has been for allergy testing and she''s not allergic. It seems she has hayfever - allergic rhinetis - but this only flairs up in chreche - she has been fine the whole December. It is not possi ble to get another daycare option. Do you have any advise? I will appreciate it so much! Ps - do you think it''s worth it to use Corenza for Kids etc or does it aggrevate the problem

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your little girl is not allergic so she cannot have allergic rhinitis. Also at her age her sinuses are unlikely to be formd yet,so sinusitis is unlikely to be her problem. Since being at a creche your problems started and she has needed antibiotics and other medicines and seen doctors. Also she has had her tonsils and adenoids removed. She has the typical problems of a child with the so-called 'creche syndrome', one infection after another. She should be taken out of the creche and either have a carer at home or go to granny during the week.She will not benefit from using AP loratidine as she is not allergic. She should not use the Coryx C either.The best treatment is to use the Sterimar spray twice daily and to use the Respitron as well.

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