Posted by: Danielle | 2009/07/10

Constantly Snotty, Previous Ear Infection!

My 11 month old, has been constantly snotty since April. It' s now June. His stays at home with a nanny so should not be susceptible to other children' s germs. He was diagnosed with an ear infection in Early May and was given an antibiotic to resolve the problem. My baby always slept through but for about 3-4 weeks now doesn' t anymore. Do you think that he may not have gotten rid of the Ear infection entirely and that rather that a Pediatrician, consult an ENT to establish what could be causing the constant runny nose?

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Dear Danielle

I would suggest you consult with an ENT surgeon. Reasons for a constantly snotty nose could be enlarged adenoids, congenital nasal obstruction, allergies or a chronic infection.

Enlarged adenoids could present with snoring, chronic nasal discharge and ear infections and should be excluded.

Reasons for not sleeping could include nasal obstruction due the above reasons or an ongoing ear effusion (fluid in the middle ear).


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Posted by: jay | 2009/07/29

Sorry was meant to be a separate post

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Posted by: Jay | 2009/07/29

Jammer ek skryf in Afrikaans, voel ek kan my net beter uitdruk.
Ek het in my linkeroor iets soos a permanente nattigheid. Ek was al by die GP gaan dan na ' n KNO spesialis kry bietjie antibiotika en als ok vir ' n rukkie. Dan begin dit weer, my oor pyn soms dan voel dit of my kake klem. Ek het gedurig ook nasale drup en het al my sinusse laat kyk. Laaste het vir ' n ruk gewerk maar weer begin. Ek kom deesdae agter dat ek benoud raak vir vir al veld brande. Is daar dalk ander probleme wat nie raak gesien word nie. Ek is nie meer so jonk nie maar in goeie fisiese toestand.
Dankie byvoorbaat

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