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Childhood-diseases

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Posted by: X_Tina | 2005/12/05

Q.

Blocked Nose- Post Nasal drip

My baby is 4 months old and is suffering from blocked nose. I am currently using Salex to try an alliviate this. However it is not working, what i find is that as soon as i put the salex in his nose he wants to bring up. Its so bad that he actually wakes himself up by scratching his face and nose. Its obviously iratating him but i don't know what to do?

Please assist

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

You have tried the best treatment and it has not worked. I am concerned about your baby having such a severe blocked nose. He needs to be seen by a doctor as he may have enlarged adenoids.

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Posted by: TMH | 2005/12/06

The salex is basically salt water and is a very natural product to use. Make sure that you don't press to hard and long because the nasal spray would continue to spray as long as you push on it. Also try Illiadin. My pead said i should use this combined with the salex. Illiadin makes the nose very dry and the salex helps to put the moist back. Don't use this directly after each other ... use the illiadin and 2 hours later spray the salex. You don't want the salex to wash the illiadin out. The Illiadin can only be used 6-7 consecutive days. You could also try Carvol drops. If it gets at a stage where your baby struggles to breath or feed i would rather take him to the doctor. Good luck and i hope your little one feels better soon.

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Posted by: X-Tine | 2005/12/05

I have read in my one book that a drop of freshly expressed breast milk in the nose helps. Alternatively salt water solution.

It might also be rhinitus - and I think that the expert is better equipped to handle your query.

Regards,
Mary

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