Childhood Diseases

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Posted by: ann | 2007/03/08

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blcked up

my liitle one is 1 and has been coughing,had a runny nose for two weeks now. i took her to a doc who prescribed antibiotics, couph syrup as well as nose drops she was fine for two days after the antibiotic course. on the third day its worse. she cant eat, drink or sleep. there is too much phlegm. should i get a nebuelizer? if yes, what meds do i put in? if not please recommend something to clear up all that phlegm. i though we were going to loose her last night as she really battled to breath the entire night. it was almost like apnea but worse. please help me. im really desperate.

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

The main problem appears to be her very blocked nose at this stage. Use Iliadin paediatric nose drops twice a day for 5 to 7 days to clear her nose. She will benefit from using a nebuliser. You should use Ventolin nebuliser solution 1ml mixed with Atrovent paediatric nebuliser solution 1ml 3 times a day. Speak to your pharmacist.

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Posted by: Nina | 2007/03/08

This sounds like bronchiolitis ( and i'm not saying i'm a doctor ), my LO had exactly the same symptoms. Take her to a paed or you should take her to a physiotherapist, they put them on the nebuliser and then they put them over a pillow and gently knock with a cupped hand on their backs to loosen all the phlegm, if your daughter can't cough it out they will suck it out with a very small tube through her nose. They don't like it but it really works. It is actually cute dangerous for such a little baby if she can't breathe so please take her asap.

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