Posted by: chantal | 2007/03/30


nose blocked

Hi Doc
for about a week now my baby has got a blocked nose and cough, and his chest seems noisy his allergic to penicellin so ive only given him demazine. he is 20mths also it only seems to trouble him at night and in the morning,could it be becoz of the change in weather?

Expert's Reply



This sounds like an ordinary cold which is as you know caused by a virus infection. Antibiotics are not effective in this situation. You shouldkeep your baby's nose clear with saline nose drops used at least twice a day. At 20 months he can use the regular Salex nose drops.The cold will clear after a few days.

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Posted by: Pona | 2007/03/31

Hi Doc

I wonder if you could help me I am desperate.My baby is 2yrs and he had an eye infection on Monday and I took him to a GP and since that day he has not eaten anything for the past 3 days and he could not breathe propery l so I took him back to the same Dr yetersday and she told that my son has got tonsils and she gave him an injection.His condition has not changed instead now he's got a blocked nose.I really do not know what to do now because he's lost so much weight and its been 5 days now and he is not getting better.Please Doc what should I do?

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