Our expert says:
Most cases of blocked noses in babies are due to mucosal swelling for which there are many causes. The treatment with intranasal steroids, like budeflam, are frequently indicated. Allergy testing in this age group is unsatisfactory and exclusion diet is sometimes tried. Antihistamines might help, i.e. Texa. Saline sprays are helpful but no other sprays, as advised. The doctor must also establish whether your babies adenoids are not part of the problem as these have to be surgically removed. Glue ears are a laymans term for fluid buildup in the middle ears, caused by allergy, rhinitis, adenoids etc. This causes hearing loss and might lead to structural abnormalities in the ear drum and middle ear. Sometimes insertion of ventilation tubes, also known as grommets, are indicated
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