Posted by: Dee | 2009/02/06



Dear Docter

My 7 month old baby girl suffers badly with congestion. She has been stuffy since 2 weeks old. Sometimes her nose runs, and the amount of mucus that comes out is amazing. She always struggles to drink her bottle, and sometimes screams in frustration.

I have been told that she has enlarged adenoids, but I know an ENT will not operate at this young age. Is there any other relieve for her, or must I take her to an ENT?

I have given her Celestemine (I hate doing it), wich is the only thing that clears her up to sleep and breath easier.

What to do?

Expert's Reply



If your baby's nose is so blocked that she cannot sleep and her breathing is so affected by her enlarged adenoids this is indeed a very big problem. The ENT surgeon will not really want to operate on such a young baby but he may need to see if he can relieve her blockage slightly at this stage.You simply cannot keep giving your baby Celestamine which is a powerful cortisone mixed with a sedating old-fashioned antihistamine.Try Salex nose drops at least twice a day every single day and see if this brings some relief. Please let me know the outcome of your visit to the ENT surgeon.

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