Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: nat | 2007/03/30

Q.

blocked nose and cough

dear doc,
my daughter is 8 months and has had a blocked nose for some time, it gets worse at night. She has a cough mostly at night which keeps her awake.I have tried saline but it does not seem to work> What is the cause and what can i do?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

She has a very blocked nose which may be due to enlarged adenoids as saline has no effect. She definitely also has a post nasal drip which is causing her to cough. Babies of this age have to have an open nose to sleep soundly. It is in your baby's best interests to get an opinion from an ENT specialist.

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