Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Mitch | 2007/06/19

Q.

Post nasal drip & phlemy cough

My daughter is 11months old - had grommets put in last week and has a terrible post nasal drip with a terrible phlemy cough for the last month. She has been on Acc200, Asthavent & Flemeze and nothing seems to help. She is currently on Infacare 2 formula.
Do you think that changing her formula to Infasoy at this stage would help with the cough as I think the milk is adding more phlegm on her chest. Or is there anything else you can advise to use.
Is she too young to be put on long life milk yet, she'll be a 1 year old next month.

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

It may be a good idea to try her on a soya formula such as Infasoy2 just to see if it makes a difference. In the meantime your main treatment should be the use of saline nose drops twice a day every day until she clears. Giving her a probiotic such as Reuteri drops for at least 10 days which will increase her resistence to infection. Continue with the Acc200, Asthavent twice daily and Flemeze twice daily as well and she should recover quite quickly [within a week or so]

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Posted by: Vee Singh | 2007/06/21

My baby girl is a year old and suffers with post nasal and heavy chest and always going to the GP and they put her on antibotics etc and we are so tired of this cos how dos she build her immune system without ending up in hosiptal? A few months ago was in hospital for bronconeuma cos of this .. please advise

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