Colds and flu

Posted by: Chantell | 2018/06/25


Allergy or flu?

Hi Dr.. My son is 9 months old..since he was born, I've been struggling with his blocked nose.. he was a few hours old, when they gave me his first sinex spray.. since 6 mnths he has been sick.. got gromets about 3 wks ago and he is still sick.. i'm steaming him every night and he is drinking the meds they give me, but it seems like he is not getting better.. can I take him for allergy tests while he is sick or should I wait? The thing is, if he has been sick for 3mnths, when will he be better to take?? Thanks

Expert's Reply


Flu expert
- 2018/06/26


Allergy tests are not very likely to give you many answers, he is still a bit young and some of the tests might be "false negative" when they are so young. Did the doctor investigate for enlarged adenoids? Or an anatomical abnormality of the sinuses? I suggest that you discuss those possibilities with the ear, nose and throat surgeon. Good luck and I hope your son gets better soon!

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