Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Jackie | 2007/03/12

Q.

Runny nose

My 20 month old son has a constant runny nose. It causes throat infections and ultimately tonsillitis. He is on antibiotics at least once a month and I now cannot go back to work (which I have to do) because the daycare refuses to have him there while he is sick. I have tried the following: Demazin, Rinex, Dimetapp, Illyadin. Nothing works. My GP continues to prescribe Demazin even though I told him that it doesn't work. What can I do?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The first thing you need is a proper diagnosis. Is this problem due to allergy or to an infection? You need to see a paediatrician interested in paediatric allergy. There are experts in all the main centres.

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