Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Pearl | 2007/03/20

Q.

8 months sneezing alot

Goodmorning,

Please assist,my son is sneezing a lot and it has been ongoing for a long time and have tried a lot from the doc's prescription.I think he is having symptoms of a sinus as he gets blocked as well.What remedy can i use to help him?

Regards,

Pearl

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Infants of this age do not have any sinuses, so this problem is not due to sinusitis.Persistent sneezing is usually due to an allergy affecting the nose. The most common cause in young infants is a food allergy such as allergy to milk. Another cause can be allergy to cats if you have a cat in the house. It is difficult to treat young infants with this problem as medicines are not very effective in this age group. Try him on infant saline nose drops twice a day for at least 1 month and give him 2ml of Allecet syrup[an antihistamine] once daily.

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