Posted by: carmel | 2004/10/28


Runny nose

I have a two year who is at creche. He has a constant runny nose, which is sometimes a bit yellow. He has been on antibiotics & has also been on Rinex & Trifin. None of it seems to help. He is not sick, & still quite a happy child, but I am concerned as well as his creche. What do I do? Should I take him to a specialist. I've also just started giving him Scotts Imulsion.

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My honest opinion would not be to do anything if he is otherwise well. Recurrent viral infections is by far the most common cause and children often struggle, particularly during the first year in chreche. If he becomes ill or the symptoms become intolerable, then you need to see your doctor again, but time may be the best healer.

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Posted by: mommy 2 hein | 2004/11/03

I had the exact same problem with my son there was nothing left of his immune system after all the antibiotics!The runny nose would cause a cough and fever and then bonchiolitis not just once but often and then didn't want 2 eat 'cause his tummy was full of phlem!Took him 2 homeopath on a hunch-I now have a different child-I also give him propelis twice daily!He's been healthy now for a month !!!

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Posted by: dr anonymous | 2004/10/31

Yes, a specialist is warrented, start off with a paediatrician & then he/she will refer you where needed if needed.

The differential diagnosis are the following:
1. An asymptomatic upper respiratory viral infection. (A virus that produces very little symptoms).
2. Bacterial pharyngitis or tonsilitis.
3. Allergic rhinitis (hay fever).
4. Asthma

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Posted by: Derek | 2004/10/28

Our daughter has been suffering with a runny nose, wet,chesty cough for over 2 months now. She is a happy child, fine during day (does not go to school yet) but not so happy at night. Very restless and sometimes (2-4 times per week) will bring up alot of mucus. We have tried everything....4 courses of antibiotics, Sinu-Med, Calpol, Adco-Sufedrin, Deselex, Clarytine and MANY more...I just feel we cannot/should not continue pumping all these drugs into her. What else can we do. Should we do allergy testing, change diet, change diet, see a Homeopath? or all of above...?? Any advice welcome (esp from the Paediatrician).

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Posted by: Andrietha | 2004/10/28

My daughter was the same, she is now three. I gave her Sinu Med but this is only a short term solution. We have her tested for allergies and she is allergic to dairy and sugar. When I changed her diet, her nose stopped running and she is fine now. You can also tried Cataro drop from Natura. This is totally natural and works 100%.

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