Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Racoon | 2012/02/07


1.5 yo tossing and turning

Dear Prof

I am a bit at my whits end here. My son who''s 1 y 5 mo is sleeping very poorly. Until about a month or 2 ago he slept well, just waking once or twice a night. Now he''s tossing and turning and complaining all night long. I thought initially it was due to teething, but Nurofen has no effect. He does have a stuffy nose at times, but he has been on Allecet for months now, so can''t be allergies? I give him Flusin DM at times (2.5 ml) which does not alleviate his blocked nose? Illidin helps for an hour or 2, but then his nose gets stuffy again. He is a bit flatulent at night (his cot is next to my bed), so don''t know if that is related? What else can I do for the little chap (and for myself who is hopelessly zombie-like by now)?

Expert's Reply



You have made your own diagnosis of your son's problem. He has a blocked nose. Children of this age who have a blocked nose simply cannot sleep soundly.Your son has not responded to the usual simple measures to treat his blocked nose. He should be seen by his doctor so that a proper diagnosis can be made of the cause of this problem and the correct tretament advised.

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