Childhood Diseases

Posted by: MattsMom | 2011/10/06


Continous Post-Nasal drip

Doc any advise would be appreciated.

My 5 year old has had this continous post-nasal drip for a couple of weeks now. It has caused him to develop bronchitus twice already and he has been on 2 courses of anitbiotics. We keep the nose clean but I cannot get the drip to let up.
We''ve tried Sterimar, Iliadin, Salex, Deselex, Dimitapp, Allergex, the list goes on and on - I really don''t like the fact that he''s been on so much medication.
He has been tested for allergies and is allergic to pollen only.
His excema has also flared up considerably during the time he has been so sick - I realise his immune system is obviously compromised.

Expert's Reply



Your son is definitely allergic. You mention that he has eczema. He also now has seasonal nasal allergy or hay fever as well as possible asthma. He needs to be seen and properly tested for allergies and placed on the correct treatment. It would be best to take your son to a paediatrician with an interest in paediatric allergy.

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